Flooding in Central Texas: Halloween Update

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By Shelley Kofler, Tricia Schwennesen and KUT StaffOctober 31, 2015 12:00 am,

Update: 12:06 p.m.

The AP reports a third death has been confirmed.

Update: 8 a.m. Saturday

Another round of heavy rain rolled through San Antonio and South-Central Texas overnight, but the National Weather Service is not reporting major flooding in the area this morning.

In Bastrop County, however, flooding along the Colorado River has forced evacuations and the opening of an emergency shelter.

Update: 6:15 p.m.  Friday

More rain is moving in and the National  Service has issued a flash flood warning through 10 a.m. Saturday for parts Central and South Texas.

Meteorologist Jason Runyon says the area along the I-35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin received five to 10 inches in most places Friday, with isolated pockets getting pounded with up to 16 includes.

Runyon says up to four more inches could fall before early afternoon Saturday.

“It’s been particularly wet here the last week and the ground is completely saturated,” Runyon said. “The dangers of flash flooding overnight can be hard to recognize when you can’t see how much water is over low-water crossings,” he said.

Runyon says the hardest hit counties Friday were Comal, Hays, Travis and Bastrop. They’ll also be the most flood-prone over the next 24 hours.

Update: 5:15 p.m.

Flooding has claimed the life of a person whose vehicle at Camp Bullis was washed downstream this morning.

Military officials at the in San Antonio training base aren’t releasing the name of the flood victim because relatives are still being notified. As a precaution some areas within Camp Bullis have been closed and military members evacuated.

If you’re looking for ways to help those affected by flooding, find more information here.

5 p.m. A man’s body has been recovered in Travis County at the 10300 block of FM 1625, officials say. The man, who’d gone missing earlier, has been identified, but his identity’s not being released at the request of his family. At least one woman is still missing in Travis County.

You can find more flood information from Travis County here.

In Wimberley and Hays County, the latest from the National Weather Service is that around 1:30 today, the Blanco River crested at 42.56 feet. The bridge over the Blanco on Route 12 had already been closed and emergency crews had been evacuating some residents to a shelter.