Austin Area Flooded by Overnight Storms, Deputy Missing
Up to 6 inches of rain fell overnight in areas around Austin and Travis County overnight turning dry creek beds into raging torrents. Authorities northwest of Austin are searching for a Travis County deputy whose squad car was swept away by the floods.
According to a report, a deputy who was patrolling low water crossings radioed to authorities that her car was being swamped by water. As of 8:30 Thursday morning, the deputy and her vehicle had not been located.
Thousands of Austinites remained without power Thursday morning.