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San Antonio flooding kills 2; 200-plus rescued

May 25, 2013 • National News


A kayaker pulls a raft with children around a flooded baseball park in San Antonio, Saturday, May 25, 2013, in San Antonio. San Antonio International Airport recorded more than nine inches of rain since midnight. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead as emergency workers rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes.

“It was pretty crazy,” said Gera Hinojosa, a valet parking cars downtown after the storm. “It was pretty unexpected. We hardly got any warning about it.”

For two women, the storm turned fatal.

One became trapped in her car and climbed to the roof before being swept away in floodwaters, said San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove. Her body was later found against a fence, he said. Her name was not immediately released.

Emergency officials also found the body of a woman who was swept away in her car while firefighters were trying to rescue her. Her name also was not released, Login to read more

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