Texas officials search for possible flood victims

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Associated Press

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 7 at 5:46 PM

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching for possible victims after two mobile homes and a house in central Texas were swept away by floodwaters dumped by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine (hur-MEEN').

Williamson County sheriff's Sgt. John Foster said Wednesday officials were trying to account for an unknown number of residents after the bloated San Gabriel River tore through a rural area north of Austin.

Foster said no deaths or injuries have been reported, but that authorities are "preparing for the worst."

The storm, which was downgraded to a depression Tuesday evening, dumped several inches of rain across central and north Texas overnight, snarling the morning commute in the Dallas area.

Flood warnings have been posted throughout both regions.

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