Another two bodies found in Texas after extreme weather
HOUSTON (AP) — Thunderstorms are battering areas of rain-weary Houston with heavy downpours and small hail.
Street flooding is reported as rain gauges show rainfall has exceeded 2 inches.
The city’s primary electric provider reports that more than 18,000 customers lost power this afternoon.
The rain caused minor flooding inside Minute Maid Park as the Houston Astros hosted the Chicago White Sox.
Meanwhile, authorities in Central Texas have recovered the body of a second woman killed in flash flooding last weekend along the Blanco River.
Hays County officials say a search team recovered the body Saturday afternoon near the river in the Wimberley area.
It was the second body recovered Saturday along the river. Earlier in the day, a search team recovered a woman’s body along the river about midway between Wimberley and San Marcos.
The discovery brings to eight the number of people confirmed as killed in the flood and 27 killed in last weekend’s storms statewide. Eleven people remain missing.
At least 31 people have died in Texas and Oklahoma since the storms began last weekend.