Bodies Of Two Flomaton Residents Found In Texas; Third Resident Still Missing

October 12, 2018

UPDATE — The Junction (TX) Police Department said the bodies of two flood victims were recovered Thursday. Both were reportedly from Flomaton; their names have not been officially released by authorities.

“Search and Rescue operations located two bodies along the edge of the South Llano River approximately nine miles downstream from the South Llano Recreational Vehicle Park in Junction, Texas,” the department said. “…Names of victims will not be released until autopsies have been completed.”

Two other people, one from Flomaton and one from Texas, remain missing.

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Three Flomaton residents are among four people  reported missing after a flash flood Monday morning in Junction, Texas, about 140 miles west of Austin.

Charlotte Moye, Joey Huss and Mike McGee, all of Flomaton, have not been seen since they were apparently swept away by the South Llano River. Flomaton residents Janet Shultz, Todd Shultz and Darlene Huss were rescued on Monday. Janet Shultz was found about 23 miles downstream and airlifted to San Antonio.

Darin Hartman of San Angelo, Texas, is also still missing, according to local news reports.

Moye had gone to Junction to deliver a vehicle to another family member. The missing were at a RV park next to the river when the waters rose rapidly after a deluge of rain, sweeping everything away.

Numerous Flomaton residents are joining scores of others in the search, including the U.S. Border Patrol, Texas Parks and Wildlife and other agencies.  The Junction Police Department said Wednesday that the search and rescue mission will continue for several days.

Pictured: A pickup truck buried by flooding along the South Llano River in Junction, TX. Pictured inset: State crews search from the air Wednesday along the river for four missing people. Pictured below: Vehicles, motor homes and other debris line the river area. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


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14 Responses to “Bodies Of Two Flomaton Residents Found In Texas; Third Resident Still Missing”

  1. Starlet Cook (Jones) on October 15th, 2018 1:58 pm

    Darlene I have no words to say, only this breaks my heart for you and Josh. I’m so sorry for the horrible pain that you are going through. Many prayers and tears for you and the family that I knew you loved. Love ya, Starlet

  2. Anonymous on October 13th, 2018 11:30 am

    Mike McGee is a hardworking guy with a great sense of humor. I hope somehow he is found hanging in a tree or something. I’ve never been through any kind of flood like this one. It must have been terrifying. I don’t understand why there was no kind of heads up or warning from weather officials, that this was a possibility. I knew Charlotte too, very sweet woman. Her Mother was a local hair stylist for many years. Such a tragic story. the other

  3. Shawn Raney on October 13th, 2018 1:04 am

    I am a former resident of Junction, I lived there all my life. There is no levy up river, the South Llanno river is feed by the Seven Hundred Springs. Please keep up the Loving prayers. I will pray too every bit helps and stay strong. Hold and hug the love ones close too you.

  4. Jan on October 12th, 2018 11:43 pm

    I was in the 1976 Big Thompson Flood, in Colorado. I know the devastation, fear, hard recovery and my heart and prayers are with all of you. To those who have lost loved ones, I believe they are safe and at peace and watching over you in their love. May God bless and comfort you.

  5. Charlie on October 12th, 2018 8:56 pm

    @pop—No levy break. That is how they get that name “FLASH ” flood.

  6. Net on October 12th, 2018 6:15 pm

    I am so so sorry for your families loss. Praying for comfort for this hard working family.

  7. fisherman on October 12th, 2018 11:44 am

    @Pop
    No !! A levy did not have to break for water to rise that fast. I was stationed in Texas and I’ve seen water rise over 8 feet in heavy rainstorm due to the type of terrain. It can come up in minutes and nothing you can do.

  8. Shannon Hanks on October 12th, 2018 8:14 am

    Darlene, Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for you. I am praying for you, all friends & family!

  9. charlotte Matthews on October 11th, 2018 11:42 pm

    Charlotte, you don’t know me .but your husband Curtis knows my husbsnd. Curtis.employee made the pad for our new house. I’m praying these men will find.you.do you can come back home to Curtis. Please be okay.

  10. Susan McDaniel on October 11th, 2018 6:23 pm

    Darlene we are praying for you here at home. Praying for everyone’s safe return including all those who have come to help in the rescue. Charlotte Moye Joey Huss
    Mike Mcgee and the local man. Please Lord guide their eyes and ears to find them

  11. Malva Turner on October 11th, 2018 5:26 pm

    Praying for everyone to be found safe..
    Charlotte Moye is my good friend and I’ll praying for her husband Curtis and family as they are helping to search for them.. My Thoughts and Prayers are with Y’all Curtis.. Love Y’all..
    Praying for the safety for all people that are out there searching..

  12. Family member on October 11th, 2018 2:30 pm

    Darlene, my prayers are with u all,hoping for the best outcome and will continue to lift the family and everyone involved in this horrific accident up to the lord.
    Love y’all
    DEEDEE

  13. Brady Kathy on October 11th, 2018 9:54 am

    Praying for all family members.

  14. Pop on October 11th, 2018 7:12 am

    It had to be a levy or something break up stream for it to rise that fast. With that much water coming you woulda thought alerts would have been going off in everyone’s phones that was in the campground.





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