SAN ANTONIO, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — At least two people are dead in San Antonio after severe flooding hit the area. They were swept away by the rushing waters, as Jacqueline Ortiz shows us, dozens of people got caught off guard and trapped.
Emergency crews spent many hours rescuing drivers who became stranded after they drove into flooded areas. On the lower level of I-35, crews checked all submerged vehicles to make sure no one was in them.
At Basse and McCullough, a VIA bus became overwhelmed by floodwaters. Our Sky 4 flew over the scene and showed that a hatch on the roof of the bus was open. That hatch looked to be the only escape route.
On the West side, floodwaters swallowed one car at Highway 90 and Pinn road. You can barely see the roof of it there in the center of your screen. At 90 and 151, another driver was forced to leave this car in the water.
Leon Creek turned into a raging river after all of the rainfall and it wasn't just people escaping the rushing water. Look at this, a lizard and some cockroaches hitched a ride on a couch as it floated on Salado Creek at I-35.