As a second October deluge triggered a second round of flooding across Central Texas on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, helicopters and boats plucked people from flooded homes and residents hacked through their roofs to escape the rising water when storm-swollen creeks swallowed entire neighborhoods.
Emergency workers continued searching flooded areas Thursday, particularly in hard-hit Southeast Austin neighborhoods near Onion Creek, where more than 1,100 homes were evacuated. City officials didn’t have an overall damage estimate or a tally of how many homes had flooded citywide.
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