Two flood-related deaths in Washington County; one person still missing

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Officials say there have been two flood-related deaths in Washington County (KTRK)

Two people have died and one person is missing after severe storms dumped massive amounts of rain on Washington County.

The Brenham Fire Department says one person died after they drowned inside their trailer home near Chappell Hill, Texas.

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First responders and civilians rescue flood victims, Tracy Clemons reports.

Two people went missing after their vehicles were swept away by high water. The body of one of those drivers has been found, according to officials. The victim died of a heart attack after their vehicle was carried away in the floodwaters. The second driver is still missing.

Angela Han with BFD says the first happened on Gayhill Road, and the second occurred on Meyersville near Highway 105 in the east end of Washington County.

Emergency officials say more than 50 roads are impassible, covered by water. If you do not have to be on the road, authorities say you should stay at home.

BFD conducted 45 water rescues overnight as the county took on up to 18 inches of rain in some areas.

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