A deadly storm system drenched Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico this weekend, causing devastating floods and tornadoes in the region.
Here's what we know so far:
1. 12 missing in central Texas. Authorities continued a grim search for 12 people missing after being swept from riverfront homes in Wimberley, the American-Statesman reports. Eight of the missing people, including small children, were from the same group of Corpus Christi residents who were visiting Wimberley for the Memorial Day weekend, relatives and leaders of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Corpus Christi said. Read more here.
2. Deaths in Texas, Oklahoma. According to The Associated Press, severe weather killed at least four people in Texas and another four in Oklahoma.
3. Homes destroyed; residents displaced. In Texas, more than 1,000 homes were destroyed and 2,000 residents were forced to leave their homes, the AP reports. Click here for more information about damage reported in Oklahoma.
4. Deadly tornado strikes Ciudad Acuna. Authorities said 13 people were dead and five missing after a twister struck Ciudad Acuna, a city just over the Texas-Mexico border, according to the AP. Officials said 300 people were injured and as many as 200 homes were destroyed.
5. Emergency declarations made. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the storms brought a punch that “you cannot candy coat” and declared a disaster area in 24 counties, including Bastrop and Hays, the American-Statesman reports. In Oklahoma, a state of emergency remained in effect for 44 counties. Gov. Mary Fallin requested a federal disaster declaration last week for Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties, according to KOKI-TV.
Authorities say a high school senior has drowned while swimming in a pond near Lillington.
Multiple news sources report 18-year-old Justice Clark was one of seven people swimming to an island in a pond off U.S. 421 Monday evening when he started having trouble and went underwater. Officials say his friends tried to save him. One of the people swimming with Clark says he thinks Clark panicked.
Local residents say the lake is an old gravel pit that's now filled with water. Swimming and fishing is prohibited, but many still do. The lake is shallow in some areas and deep in others.
Clark was a student at Harnett Central High School. The Harnett County School District said counselors will be at both schools Tuesday for anyone who needs them.Tue, 26 May 2015 06:44:25 -0400
Charter Communications plans to buy Time Warner Cable for $55.3 billion.
CNN reports the deal will affect one in six American households.
Charter is proposing a three-way merger with Time Warner and Bright House Networks.
Customers of the companies have given them poor grades in terms of satisfaction, but Charter and Time Warner executives said the deal will allow them to improve service.
Federal regulators will have to approve the deal.
Charter had wanted to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. earlier, but Time Warner Cable chose a $45 billion offer from Comcast Corp. instead.
Comcast walked away from the Time Warner Cable deal after regulators pushed back against it. Regulators had concerns that the two companies together would undermine online video competition. The combined company would have served more than half the country's broadband subscribers, and consumer advocates said a merger would limit choices and lead to higher prices.
We will have the latest on this developing story on Eyewitness News on TV64.Tue, 26 May 2015 06:21:30 -0400
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