Heavy rain over the last few days has caused flooding in parts of West Texas. NWS say that more than 300mm of rain fell between 07 and 09 October.
Texas Forest Service said “On October 8th fast rising water from the Llano River caused flooding along the banks near Junction, Texas. Local resources evacuated 45 people and rescued 19 from the flood waters. 13 agencies continue assisting the area.”
Local media are reporting that 4 people are missing after the South Llano River broke its banks in the small city of Junction, situated about 140 miles (225 kilometers) west of Austin.
Floodwaters from the river swept away people staying at the South Llano River recreational vehicle park in Monday 08 October, 2018. Fifteen people were rescued by boat and four by helicopter. Rescue teams continue to search the areas for the 4 still missing.
The South Llano River is a tributary of the Llano River. Llano River near Junction reached 31.2 feet on 08 October, above the 31 feet major flood stage. The Llano River at Llano reached 24.26 feet on 08 October, its 5th highest ever level and above major flood stage of 23 feet.