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Texas Flooding: 12 Missing After Flood Sweeps Away Family’s Vacation Home

Texas flooding has led to 12 people going missing after their family vacation home was swept away by the raging water.

According to Yahoo News, recovery teams resumed their search for 12 missing people early Tuesday morning. The report states that the family members went missing after the floods ripped their vacation home right off of its foundation and carried it downstream where it eventually slammed into a bridge.

The severe weather outbreak that wreaked havoc across much of Texas and Oklahoma spawned tornadoes and massive floods that resulted in at least eight deaths and the destruction of at least 1,000 homes.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a disaster in 37 counties, so state relief efforts can further assist those that have been affected by these storms. He also noted that this is the worst flooding that has ever been seen in Texas.

“This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen,” Abbott said, according to Reuters. “It is absolutely massive – the relentless tsunami-type power of this wave of water,” he added.

The worst flooding occurred in Wimberley, where the vacation home was swept away, along the Blanco River in the corridor between Austin and San Antonio.

Trey Hatt, a spokesman for the Hays County Emergency Operations Center, said they didn’t expect to recover any more survivors in the debris, and the “search component” of their mission was over. According to Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, only pieces of the home have been found.

One person was rescued from the home and told rescuers that there were 12 other people connected to two families who were still missing, including several young children.

The governors office said the severe weather could extend throughout the week, causing more demolition to the communities of Texas.

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