At Fort Hood, 3 Dead, 3 Injured, 6 Missing After Flood Sweeps Army Truck | KERA News

At Fort Hood, 3 Dead, 3 Injured, 6 Missing After Flood Sweeps Army Truck

Jun 2, 2016

Fort Hood says three soldiers are dead and six are missing after an Army troop truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood in Central Texas.

A statement from the Texas Army post says the accident happened about 11:30 a.m. Thursday in an area near Cold Springs and Owl Creek.

Three soldiers were rescued from the swift water. They're in stable condition at Coryell Memorial Healthcare System in Gatesville.

Army aircraft, canine search teams, swift-water rescue watercraft and heavy trucks are being used in the search for the six missing soldiers. The names of the dead are being withheld until their relatives can be notified.

Parts of Texas still recovering from heavy rainfall are watching new storms that could dump up to 10 inches of rain and worsen flooding in rivers and other waterways that already have risen to record levels.

More rain is forecast in Southeast Texas from Thursday through Saturday.

One storm system moved through the Houston-area Wednesday night and Thursday morning, dumping nearly eight inches of rain in some of the city's northern suburbs and leading to some flooding.

About half of Texas is under flood watches or warnings, including Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, where about 1,400 homes have been affected by the swollen Brazos River.

Fort Bend County emergency management coordinator Jeff Braun says officials have worked to warn and prepare residents ahead of the additional rainfall.