UPDATE: Three from Flomaton still missing following Texas flood



Update 5:19 p.m.

The sheriff’s office says Joey Huss, Charlotte Moye and Mike McGee are still missing. Earlier, the sheriff’s office had received reports that Huss and Moye had been found. The sheriff’s office now says that’s not the case.

Update: Monday, Oct. 8th 2:16 p.m.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office tells News 5 they received word that Joey Huss and Charlotte Moye may have been found.

At this point the only person still missing is Mike Magee.  News 5 will continue to bring you updates as they become available. 

Update: Monday, October 8 1:30 p.m.

News 5 has been told one of the four missing Flomaton residents has been located.

Janet Shultz has been found and is at the hospital for evaluation. She was found some 15 miles from the RV Park.

Original Story

Four local residents are missing following flash flooding in Kimble County, Texas.

In just a few hours, the Llano River rose nearly 3 stories high.

“When it came in, the water began to rise real fast, and all the campers, according to the sheriff’s office out there that I’ve spoken with and are in command are saying the campers are swept away along with vehicles,” said Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. 

Six people from Flomaton were caught in the rising waters.

“People that we know, that I know personally, it’s a small tight knit community, small county, and this is a tragedy,” said Lambert.

Escambia County AL Sheriff’s Office deputies say Charlotte Moye called her husband in Flomaton and said water was rising fast and she wasn’t sure they’d make it out of the RV Park where they were staying. After some time water flooded their RV Park, washing away RVs and cars.

“This morning, Charlotte called her husband, Curtis, and told him that the vehicles were starting to float away and that the water was getting up into the RVs and it didn’t look like they were going to be able to get out of there,” said Steve Turner, Moye’s brother. 

Turner, was in Flomaton, feeling helpless. Some of his closest friends were also swept away in the waters. “Pretty tough, to have that many friends and family in one ordeal like that, is pretty tough,” said Turner.

He’s been on the phone all day, waiting for any word, helpless nearly 12 hours away.

“We’ve been watching on the internet some, and the flooding on the highways and all that out there,” said Turner.

They’ve been checking all reports coming out of Junction, Texas, just waiting for any news. 

“Having to wait to find out is probably the worst part of it,” said Turner.

Escambia County, Ala. sheriff’s office is in touch with officials in Kimble County, TX and are working to find out more information. 

Here are the names of those rescued and missing from Flomaton:

Todd Shultz
Darlene Huss

Janet Shultz 

Mike McGee
Charlotte Moye
Joey Huss

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