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Published On: Mon, May 27th, 2013

Avram Adams, third victim of San Antonio flood found, caught in massive flood surge

Rescue teams Sunday found the body of a teenager believed to have drowned in powerful flood waters, raising the death toll from heavy rain that pummeled the San Antonio area to three, authorities confirmed in reports to the press.

San Antonio flooding photo Texas Storm Chasers Facebook page

San Antonio flooding photo Texas Storm Chasers Facebook page

Police in Schertz, a city northeast of San Antonio, said Avram Adams, age 18, was found early Sunday evening not far from where he had last been seen. They said he may have been tugged downstream by a massive flood surge Saturday.

Two people had already been confirmed dead, and 130 others were rescued from the wrath of the storms, which dumped more than a foot of rain on the city in 24 hours, sweeping cars and a city bus off main streets.

The majority of rescues were people trapped in their vehicles in low-lying areas of the city, San Antonio fire spokesman Christian Bove told reporters.

Bove offered more details on the other two victims as rescue operations still continued.

Weather Channel meteorologist Nick Wiltgen said San Antonio received 12.16 inches of rain in the 24 hours that ended at 11 a.m. (noon ET) Saturday.

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