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Texas Flooding Kills 1, washes bridge; Evacuations are underway



  Texas Bridge collapses as a river near historic levels
  • Residents within a quarter mile of the Llano River in the city of Llano were invited to evacuate.
  • Water Rescue reported Tuesday morning in Segovia, Texas

A body was recovered near a bridge in south-central Texas, which was washed away on Thursday after heavy rains and caused large floods on several rivers and streams. Evacuations and water rescue continue in the area.

According to Texas Rep. Terry Wilson, the body was discovered in Burnet County along the Colorado River between Kingsland and Granite Shoals, KXAN reports.

Earlier in the day, part of FM The 2900 bridge collapsed in Kingsland in 19659, where the Llano River hit the Colorado River. The bridge collapse has sent parts of the bridge over the Llano River, it says in a tweet.

In Leander, a school bus driver and student were rescued from flooding in a Williamson County press release. Two others were taken to hospital after being rescued from a vehicle locked in high water.

Residents within a quarter mile of the river in the city of Llano were called upon to evacuate on Tuesday according to a civil emergency message.

Authorities in Marble Falls told residents to evacuate in several neighborhoods along the river. The city also encourages residents to restrict activities such as laundry, washing up, using toilets, and showering as the city's wastewater plant was put under pressure by the flood.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement demanding that "all Texans should take their safety into their own hands by closely observing changing weather conditions and observing warnings from local authorities."

The river rose to its second highest blazon Tuesday morning in the city about 75 miles northwest of Austin and home to more than 3,000

According to the National Weather Service, many houses from Castell to below Llano are usually damaged by flooding, when the river rises to this height.

In the 30 hours ending Tuesday morning, 10 inches of rain had already fallen in West Llano County, weather.com's meteorologist Chris Dolce reports.

Further west, water rescue was reported on Tuesday morning in Segovia, resulting in a lightning flood emergency. The state of emergency ends at 11am CDT.

Eight rescues due to flooding were completed on Monday night in Gillespie County, said John Culpepper from the county's Emergencies Bureau opposite KXAN.

The Lower Colorado River Authority announced on Tuesday that several lakes were closed to the public, including Travis, Marble Falls, LBJ, Inks and Buchanan.

Water from Johnson Fork Creek flew over Interstate 10 in Kimble County on Tuesday morning, according to NWS.


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