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Drone’s-eye footage shows the massive impact of Texas floods

Stay safe, Texas.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published May 27, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 6:08 pm CDT

Texas and Oklahoma are still being hit by extreme weather conditions, with 17 dead and 10 missing in the resulting floods.

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Flood waters have destroyed homes and stranded hundreds of vehicles in the streets, with multiple water rescues taking place across central Texas including in Austin.

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In a break between rainstorms, the person behind YouTube channel DLR Productions used a drone to film flood damage in Austin. Bird’s-eye footage shows rivers overflowing and water filling low-lying streets, with several areas now completely inaccessible by car.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot has declared a state of disaster in 24 counties so far, describing the damage in South Texas as “the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen.”

Screengrab via DLR Productions/YouTube

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*First Published: May 27, 2015, 8:58 am CDT