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A Mother and Two Children Are Missing After Texas Flood

Nearly 1400 homes have been damaged and nearly 70 homes destroyed in Texas flooding earlier this week. A mother and her two children have been reported missing after their cabin uprooted and began floating down the river.

Laura and Jonathan McComb were in their Wimberley, Texas, cabin with their two children Leighton and Andrew when more than 11 inches of rain poured down from the sky on Tuesday. As the effects of the rain impacted the cabin's foundation, the cabin began floating down the river. Laura McComb made one last phone call to her sister Julia Shields before she went missing.

"A little after 1 o'clock in the morning, she called me and said: 'I just want you to know the ceiling has caved in, and the house is floating down the water, and tell Mom and Dad that I love them. I love you, and pray,'" Shields told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

According to Joe McComb's father, as the family's cabin floated down the river, it hit a bridge which tore the roof off and separated the family.

Jonathan McComb was found alive with a broken rib on the river bank, but his wife and children remain missing.

This storm has claimed the lives of 31 people.

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