Cleanup work gets underway in earnest a day after flash floods across Central Texas killed two men and prompted dozens of emergency rescues. Newsradio KLBJ's Carol Nelson speaks with the city's Wendy Morgan from the Combined Emergency Operations Office about encouraging citizens to call 3-1-1 to report flood damage in their neighborhoods:
Today (Friday) will be a day of damage appraisals after storms in the Austin area left behind up to 13 inches of rain. The bad weather that started late Wednesday and continued through Thursday triggered flash floods in a region that since 2011 has had drought. See some of the damage in the Bluff Springs neighborhood:
Austin police say the body of a man 50 to 60 years old was found in the city's flooded Onion Creek. Earlier, the Caldwell County sheriff's office said a man died Thursday after driving on a low-lying portion of road overtaken by flooding.
Names of the victims weren't immediately released.
Emergency responders including the one hundred people in the Bluff Springs neighborhood.
Fire fighters are going from home to home in South Austin to determine if they are safe for residents to re-enter and assess damage.
Neighbors near Bluff Springs continue searching for their horses that were swept away in flood waters yesterday. About a dozen have been found so far with at least three dozen more still missing. Owners fear many horses were killed. Search teams will scoure the neighborhood to try to find the horses today.