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