published Friday, November 1st, 2013

Official: 4th person dies in Texas flooding

A man walks with two dogs through floodwaters on Quicksilver Boulevard in Austin, Texas,  after heavy overnight rains brought flooding to the area on Oct. 31, 2013. The National Weather Service said more than a foot of rain fell in Central Texas, including up to 14 inches in nearby Wimberley, since rainstorms began Wednesday.
A man walks with two dogs through floodwaters on Quicksilver Boulevard in Austin, Texas, after heavy overnight rains brought flooding to the area on Oct. 31, 2013. The National Weather Service said more than a foot of rain fell in Central Texas, including up to 14 inches in nearby Wimberley, since rainstorms began Wednesday.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

AUSTIN, Texas — Rescue personnel have recovered the body of a woman and her infant child, both of whom were swept from her vehicle during flash floods in the Austin area.

Travis County sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade says 31-year-old Josefina Rodriguez and her 8-month-old son were found dead Friday afternoon. He says their bodies were found close together about 1.5 miles from where floodwaters swept her vehicle from a south Austin road.

Both had been missing since Thursday morning.

The deaths bring to four the number of people killed by the Central Texas flooding Thursday. Rains that began Wednesday dumped up to 13 inches in some parts. The storms prompted dozens of emergency rescues.

Austin police say a body was recovered Thursday from a creek. Another man died in Caldwell County flooding.

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