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Widespread rainfall totals are expected to reach 3 to 6 inches with some locations potentially seeing 7 to 9 inches, according to KENS5 in San Antonio.
The National Weather Service has placed much of Texas under a flash flood watch. This includes the metro areas of Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio.
Most of the deaths took place in rural Washington County, Texas, between Austin and Houston, where more than 16.5 inches of rain fell in some places late last week, the Associated Press reported.
With heavy rain continuing and one river forecast to crest at a record high level, Texas will expect little relief on Wednesday from flooding that claimed seven lives over the holiday weekend.
Rounds of heavy thunderstorms will raise the risk of flooding across the south-central U.S. into Friday, AccuWeather said.
The heaviest storms are expected to impact Oklahoma and central and western Texas through Wednesday night, before shifting into eastern Texas, including Houston, by Thursday.
The Brazos River, which runs from New Mexico to the Gulf of Mexico, was forecast to crest at 53.8 feet late Tuesday in Richmond, Texas, the National Weather Service said. That's three feet higher than the previous record, set during flooding in 1994.
Authorities in Richmond's Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, rescued at least 40 people over the weekend from floodwaters there.

In Rosenberg, Texas, the rising water carried water moccasin snakes, ants and debris into neighborhoods of houses and businesses. The water surrounded Javier Antunez's home on Monday evening and showed no sign of receding, , KHOU-TV reported
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/05/31/deadly-texas-flooding-continues/85184320/

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Air lifting in some hay & humans with feed sacks to save what animals they can find.
But dealing with poisonous snake - fire ants - lizards - scorpions - all of those other creepy crawly things --- UGH!  Would just gives me nightmares. No

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:31 pm

Not too bad where I am, but there are low-lying areas that are getting hit pretty bad. I heard on the radio that one of the nearby freeways was hit with a mudslide!

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Post by eddie on Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:27 pm

its really crappy weather here at the moment. It hardly feels like the beginning of summer at all.
I've never known it to be so cold on my birthday.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:32 am

Floods seem to be draining down the Brazos River, on down to south of Houston.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:17 am

Smile

DON'T TELL Tommy !!!

HE will claim that it's just average Spring showers..

And that the floods are actually a black lesbian Muslim communist plot, to derail those kind-hearted and god-fearing mining, industrial and agribussiness concerns !

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When the military can: 5 soldiers dead & 4 missing ...it's BAD!

Post by Guest on Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:06 pm

Unbelievable - in a training mission and this happens! Good Grief! Evil or Very Mad  
5 soldiers dead, 4 missing from flooded Fort Hood vehicle      
Last Updated Jun 2, 2016 11:14 PM EDT
FORT HOOD, Texas -- Five soldiers who were in an Army truck that overturned at a low water crossing near Lake Belton died Thursday, three were rescued and a search is still underway for four others, Fort Hood said early Thursday evening, CBS affiliate KWTX reported.

There's no relief in sight for parts of Texas swamped by devastating floods. At least eight people have drowned, and more than 1,000 have been fo...

The base said in a statement that three bodies were initially recovered downstream from the vehicle. Another statement late Thursday night said an additional two victims had been found.
The search is ongoing for four soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, the press release said.
Three soldiers were rescued from the water near the vehicle and are in stable condition being transported from Coryell Memorial Healthcare System, Gatesville, Texas, to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

"The 1st Cavalry Division is grieving after a training accident at Fort Hood during flash flooding this morning," the division's commander, Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III, said in a statement posted on Facebook.
Rescue crews responded at around 11:20 a.m. Thursday after the light medium tactical vehicle overturned at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing and East Range Road, KWTX reported.
Multiple resources from the Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services, local and state agencies have been deployed to assist with the rescue and recovery of personnel and property, Fort Hood said. Emergency operations include aircraft, canine search teams, heavy-ground equipment, swift-water rescue watercraft and search personnel.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the soldiers, their families and the Fort Hood community, and continue to be with those still unaccounted for," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott in a statement. "Texas stands ready to provide any assistance to Fort Hood as they deal with this tragedy. The brave men and women stationed at Fort Hood and across our country put their lives on the line every day, and be it through rescue operations or on the battlefield, Texas will forever remain grateful for their sacrifices."
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/3-soldiers-dead-6-missing-from-flooded-fort-hood-vehicle/

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4 missing soldiers found - DEAD = 9 total died in that training mission

Post by Guest on Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:59 pm

Army aircraft, dogs and rescue watercraft on Friday were searching a 20-mile creek that winds through heavily wooded terrain at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas looking for four soldiers missing a day after their light vehicle overturned in fast-rising floodwaters, killing five soldiers.
On Friday night, the bodies of the four missing soldiers who were swept away in the creek were found, the Associated Press reported.
"This accident is a tragedy — the loss of one soldier is too many," said Fort Hood spokesman Chris Haug said Friday.Three soldiers who were plucked from the swift floodwaters on Thursday were in stable condition, according to officials at the military facility in Killeen, in central Texas. Three of the dead were found shortly after the accident and two more bodies were found Thursday night.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/03/5-soldiers-dead-4-still-missing-flood-fort-hood/85347052/
I'd hope that the 'man in charge' of this MISSION gets demoted - gets his arse kicked in front of the entire Fort Hood Camp and sets the example of what 'STUPID' planning will earn you when you put human life in jeopardy and you are one clueless stupid human! Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:36 pm

The last time something like that happened, the Sergeant Major was demoted and drummed out.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:57 pm

Original Quill wrote:The last time something like that happened, the Sergeant Major was demoted and drummed out.

I'm not well versed in MILITARY JUSTICE; but isn't there something about 'negligent homicide' = court marshaled justice and they would serve time at Ft Leavenworth?

How absurd/thought less/morally irresponsible to send a light weight vehicle - filled with military dressed men {sans life preservers} into a flooded area with rapidly moving water and have 9 military personnel DIE!

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8 Names of the 9 Ft. Hood Soldiers that parished in the Texas Flooding

Post by Guest on Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:37 am

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Fort Hood released eight names of the nine Soldiers who died in an LMTV accident June 2:
Fort Hood officials have released the names of eight of the nine Soldiers who died during a training accident involving an overturned Light Medium Tactical Vehicle at Owl Creek that occurred June 2 here. One Soldier's next of kin is still pending formal notification and the Soldier's name will be released when the official notifications are complete.
Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colonvazquez, Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner, Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller, Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon, Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates, Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James, and Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey are the fatalities from the accident.
Photos of the deceased were not available at press time. Should they become available, they will be release here on the Fort Hood Press Center.
The circumstances of the accident are unknown at this time, pending an investigation by a team from the Army Combat Readiness Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama.
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Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colonvazquez
Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colonvazquez, 38, whose home of record is listed as Brooklyn, New York, entered active-duty military service in July 2003 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since May 2011.
Colonvazquez deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from September 2005 to September 2006 and in support of Operation New Dawn from May 2011 to November 2011. He also deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from March 2008 to May 2009 and from July 2013 to March 2014.
Colonvazquez’s awards and decorations include five Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Korea Defense Service Medals, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Driver and Mechanic Badge with wheeled vehicle and Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Marksman with Carbine.
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Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong
Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, whose home of record is listed as Twentynine Palms, California, entered active-duty military service in February 2014 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since September 2014.
Armstrong’s awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.
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Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner
Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner, 22, whose home of record is listed as Milton, Florida, entered active-duty military service in March 2014 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since July 2014.
Banner’s awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Sharpshooter with Carbine.
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Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller
Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller, 23, whose home of record is listed as Palmetto, Florida, entered active-duty military service in November 2015 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since April 2016.
Fuller’s awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
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Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon
Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon, 19, whose home of record is listed as San Angelo, Texas, entered active-duty military service in November 2015 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since April 2016.
Deleon’s awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
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Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates
Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates, 20, whose home of record is listed as Dunn, North Carolina, entered active-duty military service in December 2015 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since April 2016.
Gates’s awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
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Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James
Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James, 21, whose home of record is listed as Jersey City, New Jersey, entered active-duty military service in November 2015 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since April 2016.
James’s awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
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Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey
Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey, 21, whose home of record is listed as Valparaiso, Indiana, was a member of the United States Military Academy Class of 2018, assigned to Company B, First Regiment. He was a graduate of Chesterton High School in Chesterton, Indiana. He reported to West Point on July 2, 2014.
So sad, so senseless, such a waste of great humans and well trained military people. Evil or Very Mad Prayers & thoughts for their family and fellow service members.

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