Vehicle, person swept away by high water at Fort Hood; rescue underway

Fort Hood officials are looking for a person in a car that was swept into the high water in Clear Creek Tuesday morning. It happened near Turkey Run Road.

A Fort Hood official could not say if it was a military vehicle or privately owned.

Last June, eight soldiers and a West Point cadet died when the Army truck the were in overturned in a flooded Fort Hood creek. The Army has not released a report on the investigation.

Rain continued to pound the Killeen area Tuesday morning, and high water levels caused several roads to be shut down on Fort Hood, according to post spokesman Tyler Broadway.

The Fort Hood roads of East Range Road, West Range Road, Access Control Point 5 (East Range Road) inbound and outbound, Access Control Point 4 (Warrior Way) inbound, Murphy Road, Turkey Run Road (Between Clear Creek Road and West Range Road), the intersection of Tank Destroyer Boulevard and Muskogee Street and the intersection of Tank Destroyer Boulevard and Clark Road are all shut down until further notice.

Several area school districts delayed opening this morning, too.

Belton ISD delayed opening for an hour, and the Academy ISD for two hours.

Weather warning systems warned of flash floods in Bell County. At 8:30 a.m. the National Weather Service issued an alert for a severe storm moving east over Kempner toward Fort Hood, Killeen and Nolanville. Hail and flooding is possible in those areas.

About 291 homes were without electricity services by 9:15 a.m., according to Oncor’s website.

There is a flash flood warning in Bell County until 11:45 a.m., according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Patricia Sanchez.

In the past 24 hours, Fort Hood has received 4.37 inches of rain. Belton has gotten 5.91 inches, and Morgan’s Point Resort has gotten 8.6 inches of rain, according to Sanchez. Killeen’s meter wasn’t giving an accurate read around 9:30 a.m., but Sanchez estimates between four and five inches of rainfall.

There is no tornado watch in effect today.

In Nolanville, a bridge that goes over Nolan Creek on Old Nolanville Road is closed this morning.

As of 10 a.m., there were no road closures in Killeen. The Bell County Sherriff’s Department posted a video on its Facebook page that warned residents of flooded parking in downtown Belton.