Texas family swept away by flood waters, three still missing

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WIMBERLY, Texas (WHNT) – As Oklahoma continues to get hit with rain, flooding becomes a major concern for residents and officials across the state.

In Texas, authorities are dealing with much of the same as severe storms move through the area.

On Sunday morning, a family of four was swept away by flooding outside of Austin.

According to WHNT, Johnathan McComb, his wife Laura and their two children were reportedly staying at a river house in Wimberly when a wall of water swept the home from its foundation.

Emergency crews discovered Johnathan 12 miles away and rushed him to the hospital.

McComb is recovering from several broken bones and a collapsed lung.

Laura and the children are still missing.

Five other people, including a 4-year-old boy, are also missing.

Officials estimate that hundreds of homes were swept away by the floods.

“We do have whole streets that have maybe one or two houses left on them, and the rest are just slabs,” a Hays County emergency management coordinator told WHNT.

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