Severe weather, flooding crippling parts of Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas — Severe weather is pounding parts of south central Texas, forcing multiple road closures and school closings.

The airfield of Austin-Bergstrom International airport is also closed due to weather, the airport tweeted from its official account.

Nearly 6 inches of rain fell within an hour at the airport, the National Weather Service said, flooding the ground floor of the Austin Air Traffic Control Tower and Terminal Radar Approach Control facility.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it is assessing any water damage to wiring and other equipment.

“In the interim, Houston Center will provide radar separation services for aircraft,” the FAA said in a statement.

Elsewhere in Texas, some areas received more than 10 inches of rain and more is expected throughout the Halloween weekend, according to an alert from the National Weather Service.

Pumpkins were seen floating on top of rushing waters near Cypress Creek in Wimberly.

Heavy rain flooded the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas, washing away RVs, boats and trailers.

The rising waters forced San Marcos resident Aaron Orozco to have to move his car to higher ground.

“I was just in awe that the water was coming so fast,” he said.

Omar Gallaga posted video of rough road conditions in New Braunfels, showing parts of the Texas Ski Ranch under water.

Residents have been asked not to travel unless forced to flee an area subject to flooding, the National Weather Service said.