Texas floods - in pictures

 

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The Independent US

At least 19 people were confirmed dead and hundreds left homeless after floods described as the worst Texas and Oklahoma regions had ever seen, took grip of parts of the southern US.

A number of people remain missing as emergency officials search for bodies.

The record floods began on Memorial Day weekend destroying hundreds of homes.

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Amy Gilmour, a volunteer from San Antonio, Texas, helps pick up debris from the backyards of flood damaged homes along the Blanco River in Wimberley

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Michael Fisher strips drywall from his mother-in-law's flood damaged home in Wimberley

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Flood damaged trees in the Blanco River at Wimberly

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A flood damaged home and debris sits on the bank of the Blanco River in Wimberly

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A cabin that was torn from its foundation in a flood on the Blanco River in Wimberley

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Hays County Precinct Four Deputy Constable John Ellen patrols River Road at the 7A Resort in Wimberley

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Gene McCarty works to clean up flood damage of his friends home in Wimberly

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San Marcos Firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos

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Flood waters cover a car in South Houston

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A woman walks in the flood waters in southwest Houston

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Flooding in Houston

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Flood damaged vehicles and debris are strewn across lawns throughout the length of Bogie Drive in San Marcos

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Residents sift through their belongings near Balsora

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Newlyweds Brad and Brandy Snodgrass console each other as they survey the damage to their second floor apartment

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Crews work to restore a power line in Wimberley

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