SAN MARCOS — Recordings of 911 calls reveal frantic requests for help from people staying in homes along the flooded Blanco River in Central Texas, including a woman who said the house she was in was “floating.”
Hays County released the recordings Tuesday to the Austin American-Statesman. The calls came in over Memorial Day weekend, when the area saw heavy rains and massive flooding. Nine bodies have been recovered in Hays County. The victims include Laura McComb, 34, who called to report water was creeping higher and there was no way to escape.
“We are on the Blanco River in Wimberley, and the water is up to the second story into the house,” McComb said. “It’s coming up to the second floor. I mean it’s so high up. And we have no exit out.”