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(BRENHAM, Texas) — At least one person is dead in Southeast Texas after heavy rains and extreme flooding barreled through the area, officials said.

The death was reported in Brenham, located about half-way between Austin and Houston. Two people are also missing there, the Brenham Fire Department said.

Brenham recorded its wettest day ever Thursday with 16.6 inches of rain.

Brenham schools are closed Friday and fire officials said several homes suffered damage.

Thirty-six water rescues were reported Thursday in Washington County, Texas, which encompasses the city of Brenham.

Hog Branch #brenham #flood #txwx pic.twitter.com/AJJgdOWubQ

— Josh Reddoch (@JoshReddoch) May 27, 2016

At least two people were reported missing in Travis County after getting trapped in a car in high waters, according to Angel Flores, spokesman for the Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. And at least 12 people in Travis County were rescued from high waters, Flores said.

The severe weather extended beyond southeastern Texas with much of the Plains and the South suffering from flash flooding.

Scary moment for the Patrol Sergeant through the heavy storms last night! Please be careful! pic.twitter.com/8QLh09GsXb

— Everman Police Dept (@EvermanPolice) May 27, 2016

Flooding in Magnolia/Greenfield Forest Estates #abc13eyewitness pic.twitter.com/UMbCnpAPL9

— Janet Coe (@jcoe84) May 27, 2016

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