San Antonio flooding kills 1; 200-plus rescued
SAN ANTONIO — Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods today, leaving at least one person dead as emergency workers in boats rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes.
“It was pretty crazy,” said Gera Hinojosa, a valet parking cars downtown after the storm. “It was pretty unexpected. We hardly got any warning about it.”
For one woman, the storm turned fatal rapidly: Trapped in her car, she climbed to the roof but was swept away in floodwaters, said San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove.
Her body was later found against a fence, he said. Her name was not immediately released.
Authorities were searching for at least two other people — one who went missing after being trapped in another car and a teenage boy who was swept away while trying to cross the swollen Cibolow Creek in suburban Schertz.
The Fire Department conducted more than 235 rescues across the city, some by inflatable boats, authorities said. They continued their search into the evening.