UPDATE: Second person dies in Central Texas flooding

30 people still unaccounted for


HAYS COUNTY, Texas – Authorities say a second person has died in Central Texas due to flooding.

Hays County emergency management coordinator Kharley Smith said at a news conference on Tuesday that one person died in San Marcos and another died in Caldwell County.

Smith also says the Blanco River rose by 12 to 14 feet in a 30-minute period Monday.

Thirty people are unaccounted for, though some may be staying elsewhere. Eight of those missing were in a vacation home that was swept down the river and slammed into a bridge.

Hays County Commissioner Will Conley says 70 homes were destroyed and 1,400 homes and properties have some type of damage after this weekend's torrential rains.

Below are images of storm and flood damage in Wimberley, located in Hays County: