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Forecasters warn Texas residents of major flooding as body reportedly found

Last Updated Oct 16, 2018 1:50 PM EDT

Forecasters tweeted warnings about major flooding along the Llano River in Texas. "Seek higher ground!" the National Weather Service tweeted.

The river at the city of Llano crested late Tuesday morning at about 40 feet, the National Weather Service said. "A secondary crest in major flood stage is expected Wednesday morning," it tweeted.

A bridge over the Llano River in the city of Kingsland collapsed Tuesday due to floodwaters, CBS Austin reported. A Texas Department of Public Safety told the station a body was found in Burnet County related to flooding.

A flash flood warning was in effect for Llano, Fredericksburg and Kingsland until 3:30 p.m. local time. Forecasters urged those living in vulnerable and low-lying areas along the river to seek higher ground immediately. 

"The Llano River has hit major historic flood stage," the Llano County Office of Emergency Management said in a Facebook post. It urged residents living within a quarter of a mile of the river to evacuate.

Since Monday, more than 10 inches of rain has fallen in parts of the the Llano River Watershed, according to the National Weather Service.

‏Last week, four men were swept away by floodwaters in the city of Junction. The bodies of three men were recovered and on Tuesday morning, one remained missing.