Weather UpdateFeatured Stories, News Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Rainfall at Easterwood Airport through 11 a.m. Wednesday is 1.03 inches. The running total at the airport since Monday is 3.56 inches.
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) _ Officials say the body of a 3-year-old girl who went missing along a flooded Central Texas creek has been found. Caldwell County emergency manager Martin Ritchey says the child’s body was recovered from the rain-swollen creek near Lockhart late Tuesday night. She had been reported missing about six hours earlier as storms moved through the area. He says officials originally got a report of two missing children, but a 4-year-old boy was able to get out of the creek. Lockhart is located about 30 miles south of Austin.
ALICE, Texas (AP) _ It’ll be a day of damage assessment and cleanup in the South Texas town of Alice after a savage thunderstorm has roared through. The storm hit Alice, about 40 miles west of Corpus Christi, about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when the area was under a tornado warning. The storm toppled large trees and utility poles, shattered windows and windshields, and left much of the town
in the dark. As many as 53 percent of the 15,000 American Electric Power-Texas customers in Alice and surrounding Jim Wells County lost power. About 42 percent were still in the dark as of 11 p.m. There were no reports of injuries. Jim Wells County officials say it’s unclear if a tornado caused the damage, but a National Weather Service team will determine that Wednesday.
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