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Intense Flooding Leaves One Missing in San Marcos

As rain continues to fall across Texas, residents in San Marcos are reeling from intense flash flooding.

On April 11, the mayor of San Marcos tweeted that emergency responders rescued about 50 people from places experiencing extreme flooding.

Officials are still searching for one missing person in Clear Creek at Fort Hood. Their vehicle was found Tuesday night, but are still in search of the occupant.

According to The Austin American-Statesman, many cars were left stalled on the road due to the unsafe road conditions. Hay County Officials are also preparing for high waters after the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Blanco River.

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One rain gauge in the area recorded 7 inches of rain from late morning to early afternoon. The Comel River also rose more than a foot.

This video from The Austin American-Statesman shows San Marcos residents fleeing flood waters as they rise. Texas State University students are also shown walking to class in the hazardous conditions.

There are many ways to stay safe when there is a flash flood. According to ABC News, you should never drive through or over a flooded bridge or road. If your vehicle is surrounded by water, get out and seek higher ground. Lastly, if you're stuck in a tree or building, do not enter the flood waters.

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