15 Stunning Images of the Historic Floods Devastating Texas and Oklahoma This Weekend

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Three people are dead and thousands have been evacuated in Texas and Oklahoma after record-setting rains this weekend caused major flooding.

According to USA Today, one firefighter drowned in Oklahoma during a rescue operation, while another man was found dead in a drainpipe. Another death occurred in San Marcos, Texas. Additionally, a CNN report says that 12 people are missing in Hays County near Austin.

CNN reports that 350 to 400 homes were entirely destroyed and 1,000 more were damaged during the floods, which also wiped out two main bridges in Hays County. County emergency management coordinator Kharley Smith told CNN that "We do have whole streets that have maybe one or two houses left on them, and the rest are just slabs."

According to USA Today, "Oklahoma has recorded 27.37 inches of rain compared with just 4.29 inches of rain this time last year."

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