The Latest: 4 workers in recreational vehicle missing
JUNCTION, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the small West Texas city of Junction (all times local):
Emergency responders say they are actively searching for four missing workers who were in the same recreational vehicle when they were swept away by flood waters in West Texas.
Texas Game Warden Rachel Kellner says the four men worked together and were swept away before daybreak by the South Llano River in the small city of Junction. She reports that authorities have rescued 19 people in total. Fifteen people were rescued by boat while the other four were rescued by helicopter. Two of the people rescued by air were in a tree with a family dog.
She says all those rescued have been checked out by medical emergency personnel, but it’s unclear if any required hospitalization. The river has gone down, but it is expected to rise again later.
Rescue crews in boats and helicopters are searching for at least four people missing since heavy rain washed away a recreational vehicle park in a small West Texas city.
Kimble County Sheriff Hilario Cantu said Monday morning that no fatalities have been confirmed in the floods in Junction, about 140 miles (225 kilometers) west of Austin, but that “all the RVs, everything, got swept away.”
Cantu says state and local agencies are helping with the rescues. Police say the city of about 2,500 people has no electricity.
National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Woodward says the main flooding is along the South Llano River, next to the RV park. Woodward says radar estimates show that up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain has fallen in the area since Sunday evening.