2 dead, 40 missing in Central Texas flooding

A carving of St. Francis of Assisi stands amid debris next to a destroyed home on River Road in Wimberley, Texas, Monday, May 25, 2015. Around a dozen people were reported missing in flash flooding from a line of storms that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
A carving of St. Francis of Assisi stands amid debris next to a destroyed home on River Road in Wimberley, Texas, Monday, May 25, 2015. Around a dozen people were reported missing in flash flooding from a line of storms that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) – 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.

Authorities say they’re trying to locate more than 40 people.

Hays County Commissioner Will Conley says the count includes a dozen people who witnesses say they saw in the floodwaters. Conley says the rest may be people who are staying elsewhere or aren’t at home.

Eight of those missing were in a vacation home that was swept down the river and slammed into a bridge.

Conley says the Blanco River rose to 44.5 feet before the water gauge was knocked out – well above the flood stage of 13 feet.

He says 70 homes were destroyed and 1,400 homes and properties have some type of damage.

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