Floodwaters Swell Creek in Marble Falls, Texas

Texas Gov Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in 18 counties in central and south Texas on Tuesday, October 16, as severe flooding hit the state.

The floods, brought on by heavy rainfall, forced the closure of several parks and lakes as authorities conducted search and rescue missions.

This video shows the floodwaters swelling Backbone Creek in Marble Falls. Credit: The Picayune Newspaper via Storyful