All Fort Hood low water crossings, some roads closed Emergency crews respond to vehicles caught in high water
UPDATE: More than 70 emergency personnel including swift-water rescue teams and air assets including two AH-64 Apache Helicopters from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, continue search efforts at Clear Creek near Turkey Run Road.
Fort Hood emergency services responded to a report that one individual in a vehicle was swept into Clear Creek near Turkey Run Road just before 6 a.m. April 11.
Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency personnel have reopened all roads except Old Georgetown Road and East Range Road until further notice. All low-water crossings remain closed until further notice.
Earlier it was reported that one of the occupants was taken to Coryell Memorial Hospital, Gatesville, Texas, by ambulance for treatment. This was later determined to be unfounded.
Five photos and B-roll of the emergency efforts are attached.
CUTLINE: Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services personnel and 89th Military Police Brigade Soldiers respond to a Clear Creek high-water rescue site off Turkey Run Road where ongoing swift-water rescue efforts continue searching for an individual whose car was swept into the creek by fast moving waters over the roadway just before 6 a.m. April 11. In addition, a 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, AH-64 Apache helicopter conducts an aerial search for the missing individual. (U.S. Army video by Master Sgt. Mary Mittlesteadt, III Corps PAO)
FORT HOOD, Texas – Beginning at 10:30 p.m. April 10, Fort Hood began to close low-water crossings across the installation due to heavy rain fall and deteriorating weather conditions. Currently, all low-water crossings are closed to any traffic until further notice.
Fort Hood emergency services have responded to a report that one individual in a vehicle was swept into Clear Creek near Turkey Run Road here.
There are organized search teams with safety gear searching the water’s edge. High water and more forecasted rain are hampering efforts to locate the individual and vehicle.
Emergency crews also responded to reports of three other individuals in vehicles caught in high water over night. All vehicles had single occupants and all three individuals were able get to safety.
The following Fort Hood roads and access control point are closed until further notice: East Range Road, West Range Road, Access Control Point 5 (East Range Road) inbound and outbound, Access Control Point 4 (Warrior Way) inbound, Murphy Road, Turkey Run Road (Between Clear Creek Road and West Range Road), intersection of Tank Destroyer Blvd. and Muskogee Street, and intersection of Tank Destroyer Blvd. and Clark Road.
Everyone should monitor weather news and take precautions. If you approach an area with water covering the roadway, TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN.
More information will be released as it becomes available here on the Fort Hood Press Center. There is currently no safe access to the site of the incident. Emergency crews have cordoned off the area for the safety of the crews and to prevent any further incidents.
For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Fort Hood, TX 76544
|Date Posted:||04.11.2017 16:37|
|Location:||FORT HOOD, TX, US|
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