2 People Dead in Floods as Storms Sweep Central Texas

Two people are dead and at least one other person is missing after torrential rain caused floods that closed roads and prompted evacuations in central Texas.

Brenham County Fire Department spokeswoman Angela Hahan said one person drowned in the south side of the county and another — who disappeared overnight — was found dead from an apparent heart attack.

A third person is still missing, according to Hahan.

Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block said Friday that up to 9 inches of rain fell in parts of the county overnight.

Five people were rescued from the roof of a home by helicopter in Travis County. Block said residents in one neighborhood were asked to evacuate their homes, while those in another neighborhood were advised to shelter in place.

In Washington County, all schools and more than 50 roads roads were closed due to high water, officials said.

Heavy rain also hit Houston, where some schools are closed or have delayed start times.

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