Ryan E. Poppe

 Homeowner Bob Flocke lives just outside of Wimberley along the Blanco River.  During the May floods, Flocke decided to stay in his home after Hays County officials urged him and his family to evacuate to higher ground. He says he and his family are lucky to have survived what happened next.

  “The water was not in the house, but it was climbing up the house. It came up fast, it was climbing up and it had not gotten into the front yard yet, which is higher than the back,” Flocke explained.

Texas Prepares For Heavy Rains And Flooding

Oct 23, 2015
San Antonio Fire Department

Gov. Greg Abbott has activated the Texas State Operations Center (SOC ) as officials across the state prepare for severe storms that are expected this weekend due to Hurricane Patricia.

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Bexar County, and local officials are preparing for an onslaught of rain, flood conditions and high water rescues. For up-to-the-minute weather reports visit www.weather.gov and type in your zip code. 

Authorities in Utah say the death toll is now up to a dozen after flash floods along the Utah-Arizona border Monday engulfed two vehicles carrying 16 people, and swept them into a waterway that is normally dry.

One person from those vehicles remains missing.

"This is one of the worst weather-related disasters in the history of the state of Utah and because of that we are bringing the full resources of the state to bear," said Spencer Cox, the state's lieutenant governor.

Updated at 10:35 p.m. ET: fourth hiker's body recovered

One month ago, the Memorial Day Floods devastated many communities here in Central Texas, and today, the rebuilding continues.

How much officials can do is still limited, though, because the water hasn’t fully receded.

Local agencies are still searching for two children who went missing when the Blanco River flooded. The problem is that the water hasn’t receded enough to enable search teams to access all the areas.