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Sunday moning's flooding leads to a death

Sunday moning's low level flooding led to the death of a Nacogdoches County woman after the vehicle she was in was swept from the roadway. Jimmy Pipes, 53, and his daughter-in-law Chanda Pipes, 35, both of Martinsville, were traveling in a green Mustang on FM 95 near CR 434 when their vehicle was caught in the current of about 7 to 9 inches of floodwater, pushing their vehicle into Palafox Creek a little after 7 a.m. Saturday. Emergency crews were called to the scene shortly before 7:00 a.m. They managed to rescue the driver who was in the swift floodwater holding on to a tree. The body of his passenger, was not located for several hours. Their vehicle was apparently swept downstream and has yet to be recovered. Although no major highways are closed at this time, Nacogdoches County has several County Roads and Farm-to-Market Roads that have water across the roadway. Several areas of Nacogdoches County have suffered electrical power loss due to downed trees falling across power lines. For your own safety, please do not attempt to cross flooded roadways or go around barricades and do not approach downed power lines.


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