The Courier-Mail

Fifth body found after Texas flood


HOUSTON: Search teams have found another body on the bank of the Blanco River in San Marcos, Texas

The body of the as-yet-unidentifi­ed man was found in a debris pile on Thursday. The body will be autopsied to determine his identity.

The find raises the number of bodies found in Hays County from last weekend’s flooding to five.

Eight people are still listed as missing in Hays County.

The find also raises the total number of known dead following the ferocious storms and flash flooding to 24, including 20 in Texas.

Floodwater­s are still receding but at least two-thirds of Texas, the second-largest state in the US, were submerged during the week.

The damages bill is yet to be determined but it will run to billions.

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