As flooding in Texas and Oklahoma continue to worsen, death tolls in regions continue to rise. As of Tuesday morning, eight people were confirmed dead with even more missing.
A Claremore, Oklahoma, firefighter was the first flood-related death reported over the weekend. Captain Jason Farley was swept away into a storm drain while performing a water rescue and died. (Video via KOTV)
In Texas, among the victims are at least two teenagers. One was 18-year-old Alyssa Ramirez, who was killed on her way home from prom. (Video via KSAT)
"She was a good person. She was always competitive," Ramirez's friend Amber Contreras told WOAI.
"Her car stalled out in high water on FM 2200, just a couple miles away from her home," WOAI reports.
And in Desoto, Texas, authorities believe a 14-year-old boy was swept away into a storm drain while walking his family's dogs.
"Damien's family called police when only one dog came home wet and muddy," KXAS reported.
"He was funny. He had a good sense of humor and was a well-mannered child," neighbor Kimberley Carson told KXAS.
In Wimberley, Texas, where 12 are reported missing, a family of four is now missing after their home filled with water and eventually floated down the river. The sister of Laura McComb, a mother of a four-year-old girl and six-year-old boy, spoke with KVUE. (Video via KXAN)
"We all know and we have accepted that they're gone. ... 1:00 in the morning she called me she said 'I'm in a house. I'm floating down the river. Tell mom and dad, 'I love you,' and pray,'" Julie Shields told KVUE.
Laura's husband Jonathan was rescued with multiple injuries and is recovering at a nearby hospital. More rainfall is expected in the area in the coming days.
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