Torrential rain — up to 20 inches in spots — pummels much of Texas


(CNN)Much of Texas was deluged Saturday by pounding, relentless rains — up to 20 inches, in some locales — causing dangerous flooding that washed away cars, a train and, possibly, one person.

And there’s the possibility of more rain, with the remnants of Hurricane Patricia expected to roll across the state.

A 41-year-old homeless man was missing in San Antonio. He went after his dog near a drainage ditch “and he got swept away” about 4 a.m., fire department spokesman Christian Bove said.

Authorities called off the search a few hours later with no sign of the man, though the dog he’d been chasing was found safe. Bove said a full-scale search will resume when water levels recede.

Rain was letting up in the city by late afternoon after a morning of heavy rain. San Antonio broke a daily rainfall record by 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters had warned rain could fall at a rate of 4 inches per hour and swell parts of the San Antonio River around Interstate 410.

A similar story — of rain, rain and more rain — played out across many other parts of Texas.

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