Cleanup begins after Central Texas floods kill 2

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cleanup has begun after storms and flooding in Central Texas killed two men, prompted dozens of emergency rescues and interrupted public transit.

Capital Metro in Austin says full MetroRail service resumed Friday. Spokesman John Julitz says tracks were repaired after Thursday's flooding that left about a third of the stations out of service.

Storms in the Austin area that began Wednesday dumped up to 13 inches of rain. Austin police say a body was recovered Thursday from Onion Creek. Another man died in Caldwell County flooding. Names of the victims weren't immediately released.

The Coast Guard on Friday said four people on an 18-foot sailboat caught in high seas and winds off Texas were rescued unharmed. The vessel was located Thursday about 24 miles offshore of Matagorda Bay and towed.

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