Rising rivers, drenching rain slam Texas

Central Texas got more than 1 foot of rain in 72 hours, turning rivers into rapids and prompting water rescues.
1:25 | 10/19/18

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Now to that deadly flooding emergency in the south. Flood watches in effect for Texas as those rivers rise and more drenching rain moves in. ABC's Victor Oquendo is in Austin with all the latest on that situation. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. More rain again this morning. Every drop is bad news at this point. This is the Mansfield dam. You can see the water gushing out of floodgates as lake Travis approaches record levels. This morning, central Texas bracing for more rain. The floodgates are open on multiple dams across the area. More than a foot of rain in the last week has turned rivers into raging rapids. Families rescued by boat. High water vehicles bringing others to higher ground. At the Buchanan dam eight floodgates are open. In Austin officials hoping they don't have to open more on the Mansfield dam. If they do, communities downstream will flood. Lake Travis has taken on more water than the city of Austin normally uses in four years. Bill Lockett is one of thousands whose home may be in peril. I have some concern that this is going to get more serious than we've ever seen it. Reporter: Across the flood zone at least two bodies have been found in the floodwaters. Unbelievable. Reporter: In the town of Kingsland, the water receding. The cleanup beginning. And for those who live along Lakes and rivers they'll be on high alert. Flood watches extended through this evening. Whit. All right, Victor, thanks so much.

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