Texas flooding kills 2, prompts dozens of rescues

Texas Storms

A man walks with two dogs through floodwaters on Quicksilver Boulevard in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, after heavy overnight rains brought flooding to the area. The National Weather Service said more than a foot of rain fell in Central Texas, including up to 14 inches in nearby Wimberley, since rainstorms began Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A second person has died in floods that heavy rains brought to drought-plagued Central Texas.

Austin police report that the body of a man 50 to 60 years old was found Thursday in the city’s flooded Onion Creek.

The Caldwell County sheriff’s office reported earlier that a man died Thursday after driving on a low-lying portion of road overtaken by flooding. The man was swept out of his vehicle in Dale, south of Austin.

No identities have been released for either man.