One driver could do nothing but watch as his Jeep was swept away by the raging Guadalupe River in the middle of a week of extreme weather in Texas.
Kim Jacob took to Facebook to share a video of the incident, which occurred right outside her house. According to Jacob, the owner of the Jeep parked it near a bridge when the floodwater was only knee deep so that he could go check on his tent at a nearby campground.
Jacob clarifies that the driver was warned “not to and that the canyon was going to flood.”
The floodwaters quickly rose and “a huge wall of water came,” Jacobs wrote on her Facebook post. She then left to warn the Jeep owner, who came to watch his vehicle be washed away.
Although a sad fate for the Jeep, luckily no one was in the vehicle or injured during the incident. The video, however, serves as a reminder of the danger of water crossings and the power of flash floods. Keep up with this week’s forecasted sever weather here, and stay safe!