- A mother and her daughter are missing after being swept away by water.
- The mother was taking her children to school.
- They have not located the woman or her 5-year-old daughter.
Mother daughter rains disappear. In San Antonio, authorities are working against the clock to rescue a woman and her daughter who were washed away. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) reported that, as of this writing, the woman and the little girl have not been located in the ravenous waters of the creek in Texas.
The identity of the woman and the little girl, only five years old, has not been released by authorities. The case plunged the community in San Antonio, Texas in pain and anguish this Thursday, October 14, while rain continued to fall over the metropolitan area.
Mother daughter rains disappear: They are washed away by the water
According to the case report, consulted by MundoHispánico in Texas, at 7:00 in the morning of this Thursday, October 14, 2021, the woman and another man left their home in the eastern metropolitan area of San Antonio, to take their five children to school and then leave. to work.
The woman, along with another car with a man, arrived at the intersection of North Graytown Street and 1518 Farmers Road, in the small town of St. Hedwig, while the fierce storm raised a stream that is next to that road in a rural area of Bexar County. The two cars drove off to cross the water-covered street. Filed Under: Mother Daughter Rains Disappear.
Mother daughter rain disappear: The force of the water surprises the family
However, when the two cars ventured down the water-covered road the force of the current pulled them away, carrying them hard on its way. None of the three people had a chance to get out of their vehicles. Other motorists who were in the area saw the tragedy and called authorities.
Some drivers, according to the BCSO, tried to jump into the stream to get the two cars but the force of the water was such that they gave up their efforts. Minutes later, the first rescuers from Bexar County arrived in San Antonio to dive into the turbulent waters in search of the victims. Filed Under: Mother Daughter Rains Disappear.
Mother daughter rains disappear: Another 4 children reach to be rescued
Javier Salazar, Bexar County Sheriff, gave a press conference to the San Antonio media at the scene of the tragedy and explained that there were a total of six people in the two cars and that, presumably, they were all family members. In one car it appears, according to the authorities, a woman was with four children and in the other car an adult man.
Rescue teams were able to save four children who somehow managed to get out of the car and to safety by holding onto the branches of some trees that were almost covered by the water. The little ones then climbed to the top of the trees and that was where the helicopters of the rescuers saw them. Filed Under: Mother Daughter Rains Disappear.
Mother Daughter Rains Disappear: “It would be a miracle if we found them alive”
However, the mother and the five-year-old girl have not been located as of this writing. Authorities are using low-level drones, equipped with cameras linked to computers on the ground, following the stream to try to locate the two victims. The man was also rescued by paramedics.
Javier Salazar, Bexar County Sheriff, assured that “it would be nothing more than a miracle that we will find them alive at this time… but I don’t think that’s the case. But in any case, we will do everything possible to rescue them alive, ”said the bailiff, visibly moved by the situation that has San Antonio in suspense. Filed Under: Mother Daughter Rains Disappear.
Authorities warned of dangerous rains
The town of St. Hedwig, east of the San Antonio metropolitan area towards Houston, is in an area of Texas that is known as the ‘Hill Country’ and is characterized precisely by its slopes with roads that meander up and down interspersed with streams and rivers.
The authorities of the United States National Weather Service (NWS, for its acronym in English) warned the population since the afternoon of Wednesday, October 13, 2021 that several regions of southeast Texas, such as San Antonio and Houston, would dawn with heavy rains on Thursday the 14th and which would cause several floods. Filed Under: Mother Daughter Rains Disappear.
They confirm that the girl was an elementary school student
Brandon Oliver, spokesman for East Central Independent School District (ECISD), confirmed to MundoHispánico in Texas that the missing girl is a student at one of their schools and elementary school east of San Antonio. However, the school official declined to reveal in which school the little girl studied.
Oliver explained that all the parents, teachers and administrative staff of the missing girl’s school, along with her mother, will be informed of the situation, and they will also be assisted with psychological help and counseling work for those who need it to face the grief and trauma. The identity of the girl and her mother will also not be released by the school district. Filed Under: Mother Daughter Rains Disappear.
They find the car, but not the mother or her daughter
The rain has been so torrential in the San Antonio area that the passages to the famous Guadalupe River, one of the great aquifers in the area, have been closed to the population because its current has overflowed in some places. Recreational fishing or sailing activities have also been suspended by order of the authorities.
Rescuers from the Bexar County Fire Department Office (BCFMO, for its acronym in English) are crossing the stream that dragged the woman’s car with her children and according to a source some of the rescuers already found the vehicle at noon on Thursday, submerged, but they are not even inside neither the mother nor the girl. Filed Under: Mother Daughter Rains Disappear.
Torrential rain falls on southeastern Texas
NWS meteorologists warned at noon on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2021 that the cloud strip is descending from northwest Texas with thunderstorms that are causing up to 8 feet of water on some roads and streets in various cities, just over two feet. meters, in some areas of the San Antonio metropolitan area.
The authorities in Bexar County up to Harris County, on the I-10 highway, have asked the population to exercise caution on the roads and if they see that the street is covered with water, do not risk it, turn around and look for other alternative routes. In extreme cases it is better to wait in a safe place until the storm passes. Filed Under: Mother Daughter Rains Disappear.
A tangled path of streams and rivers
North Graytown, the road the two cars were traveling on, is a road that goes up and down the hills and just before reaching 1518 Farmers Road has a slope that then drops suddenly to cross the creek. The motorist traveling in a low-rise vehicle does not have time to see the water level until he has reached the creek.
Javier Salazar, the Bexar County Sheriff in San Antonio, has not detailed what type of vehicles the two adults were driving when they were swept away. BCSO authorities reported that the adult male and the four children who were rescued are already being cared for in a shelter. Filed Under: Mother Daughter Rains Disappear.
Mother Daughter Rains Disappear: The Flood Corridor
The San Antonio metropolitan area, because it is the beginning of the so-called ‘Hill Country’ is in an area that the NWS calls the ‘Flash Flood Alley’ since having hundreds of streams and rivers is very It is common for them to overflow when there are sudden torrential rains that raise the waters and make their currents very aggressive.
Because of that, the authorities in the Texas cities of San Antonio, Austin, Waco, New Braunfels, Temple and even Dallas, insist to the population, in English and Spanish, not to risk crossing streets covered with water because even a stream with 3 feet high can drag a midsize car that is stranded by the force of the water. Filed Under: Mother Daughter Rains Disappear.
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