See the Scenes of the Overwhelming Floods in Texas Over Memorial Day Weekend
All of Texas continued to see overwhelming amounts of rain over Memorial Day weekend, which sparked damaging floods across the state.
From Central Texas, to Houston, to the Metroplex and to East Texas, Mother Nature showed her fury. Rain came hard and fast, causing Lake Travis in Austin to rise seven feet in 12 hours. Medina Lake in San Antonio rose more than 18 feet in five hours.
From San Antonio’s Riverwalk:
— Cookie20151223 (@kda20151223) May 24, 2015
Flooding came so fast in Houston that many were forced to abandon their cars on the freeways of the nation’s fourth-largest city. Interstates 10 and 45 are still impassable. About 200 fans at the Houston Rockets’ playoff game Monday night were forced to sleep inside the Toyota Center because of flooding.
— John Curtin (@johncurtinEA) May 26, 2015
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) May 26, 2015
In Wimberley, 12 people are reported missing after a water surge from the Blanco River 40 feet high swept away a vacation home in the popular Central Texas destination. A family of four was among those taken with the flood. The father, Jonathan McComb, was rescued, but his wife and two children are still missing.
The Blanco River broke its record crest (from 1929) by more than six feet, rising 33 feet in three hours and an incredible 26 feet in just one hour. More than 400 homes in Hays County have been destroyed and at least another 1,000 are damaged.
— Marcy Martinez (@MarcyKGBT) May 24, 2015
Heavy rains caused flooding in the Metroplex, as well.
— Mel (@Tweetn_in_TX) May 25, 2015
Sun is up and so is the Trinity River near the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Forecast crest: 38.8' Moderate Flood stage pic.twitter.com/0mctdcTs1V
— F. Scott Padgett (@ScottPadgettCBS) May 24, 2015
Some parts in Texas have seen more than 20 inches of rain in the month of May alone. Lake Texoma on the Texas-Oklahoma border saw water overtake its spillway for just the fourth time in 58 years over the weekend. By 5 p.m. Monday the lake reached its highest elevation of 642.31 feet.
According to The Weather Channel, flooding could last for days as much of Texas is still forecasted to get more thunderstorms this week. Just another inch or two of rain could prompt much of what was scene over the weekend.
Here are more scenes from flooding around Texas: