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

Stay safe, Texas.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Posted on May 27, 2015   Updated on 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.

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.

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