[Editor’s Note: Updated at 3 p.m Central time Sunday, this story will be continue to be updated through the day].
Following continual heavy rains in Central Texas, the Blanco River swamped sections of I-35 on Sunday, forcing parts of the busy north-south highway to close.
In San Antonio, Texas' second largest city, by noon Sunday, the number of street closures had risen to 16, but had dropped to 11 by 3 p.m. (you go here for live emergency updates on roads.) The River Walk was flooded and there was flooding outside San Antonio zoo.
The National Weather Service said the Blanco River crested Sunday at more than 40 feet; its flood stage is 13 feet. Late Saturday, Hays County sheriff's Lt. Jeri Skrocki told AP that residents in Wimberley, about 40 miles southwest of Austin, were being urged to evacuate as the Blanco continued to rise.
KRIS TV reported that former longtime Nueces County Commissioner, Joe McComb, had confirmed that his son Jonathan was at Brooks Army Medical Center with serious injuries, and that his daughter-in-law and two young grandchildren are among the missing.