'And all I wanted to do was go home': Texas man posts picture of his submerged car before going missing in torrential flooding that left one dead - as authorities keep looking for four people
- Darren Mitchell, 21, told his mother on the phone he was in high water before disappearing Thursday near Brenham
- Officials found his overturned car near the highway on Friday morning
- Two people, including Mitchell, are still missing in Washington County
- Another person died in a flooded trailer home nearby in Chappell Hill
- Two other people are also missing in the Austin area, where five people were rescued by helicopter from the roof of a house
A 21-year-old man posted a picture from inside his flooded car moments before disappearing on Thursday night - while torrential rain left one person dead and four missing across Texas.
Darren Mitchell, 21, is one of two people missing in Washington County, where heavy rain trapped dozens of people between Thursday and Friday.
A third person died in the area in a flooded trailer home.
Meanwhile, two other people are also missing in the Austin area, where authorities rescued five people from the roof of a house by helicopter.
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Darren Mitchell's sister says he posted a picture of his flooded car on Facebook (pictured) just moments before disappearing on Thursday night
Missing: Darren Mitchell (pictured), 21, is one of two people missing in Washington County, Texas
Heavy rain has forced people out of their homes and led to evacuations and road closures in Texas between Thursday and Friday. Pictured, flooded cars in Montgomery County on Thursday night
Mitchell posted a photo from inside his submerged car on Thursday evening, KHOU reported.
His sister told the station he shared the photo on Facebook, writing in the caption: 'And all I wanted to do was go home.'
Mitchell called his mother to tell her he was in high water on Thursday night, according to KHOU.
Authorities found his overturned car near the highway on Friday morning.
The search was later suspended until water levels went down, KHOU's Stephanie Whitfield tweeted.
Another person remains missing in the Brenham area. Officials found their vehicle without a driver inside.
Floods in Washington County also left one dead in Chappell Hill, where a person died in a trailer park.
The trailer park was on the FM 1155, not far from Blenham, when it became flooded, KHOU reported.
Two more people remain missing about 90 miles away, in the Austin area.
They were on top of a car and rescuers were about to go help them when water swept them away in a flooded creek, Fire Chief Ken Bailey told KEYE TV.
Water kept rising on Friday after a night of heavy rain in Texas. Pictured, 16-year-old Marilla Dial watches the flood water from the Colorado River rise over Hidden Shores Loop in Smithville on Friday
Roads remained closed all around the state on Friday as rainwater made it impossible to drive. Pictured, a sheriff deputy closes a flooded road in Smithville on Friday
Flooding pushed people out of their homes and some had to be evacuated. Pictured, Janie Flores (left) rests on her daughter Michelle Weaver's shoulder at City Hall in Buda Friday
Abandoned vehicles were spotted in the aftermath of the torrential downpours. Pictured, a car washed off by flooding sits on the side of the road in Southeast Travis County near Austin Friday
This pickup truck was washed off of Von Quintus Road during overnight flooding and remained on the side of the road in southeast Travis County Friday near Austin
The Colorado River (pictured) inched closer to a house in the Doty River Estates in Smithville on Friday after a night of heavy rains
Emergency services completed 45 rescues in high water in the Brenham area (pictured). About 50 children couldn't go home after school on Thursday afternoon as buses weren't running
One person died in Chappell Hill, not far from Brenham, in a flooded mobile home. Four people remain missing across the state. Pictured, flooding in Magnolia, Texas
Two people disappeared in Washington County and two more in Travis County, where floodwaters swept them away before emergency services could get to them. Pictured, flooding in Somerville, Texas
The two people disappeared around 1.15am on Friday according to the Austin American-Statesman.
The waters in the area have now receded and authorities are hopeful the two people missing are safe, Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block said.
Five people - four adults and one child - were also rescued by helicopter while standing on the roof of a house in the Austin area.
Several of the city's neighborhoods were evacuated on Friday morning and authorities asked drivers to avoid certain roads as water continued to rise.
Heavy rain also hit Houston, where some schools are closed or have delayed start times.
Emergency services completed 45 rescues in high water in Brenham, according to KHOU. About 50 children couldn't go home after school on Thursday afternoon as buses weren't running.
More thunderstorms were announced in Texas Friday by the Weather Channel, with flood warnings in Dallas, Austin and Houston.
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