Weather forces flooding in, around Circuit of the Americas

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It’s been a rough last two weeks weather-wise for central Texas, including Austin and the Circuit of the Americas.

Not only was last weekend’s Formula 1 race at COTA impacted by heavy rainfall, the track is now trying to recover from another deluge that included significant flooding both of the facility as well as the surrounding area.

NBC’s Leigh Diffey retweeted photos of COTA from a friend.

Here are some other tweets either talking about or showing the impact of the storms on the COTA and Austin areas.

Sadly, one of COTA’s workers, 37-year-old Edward Hernandez, was one of at least three people killed Saturday in the Austin area when he and his brothers were caught up in a flash flood as they left work at the track after learning that their home was flooded.

According to KUVE.com, Hernandez’ body was found in an area adjacent to the track after the car he and his brothers were in “was swept away by rushing water, and they got out of the car as it flipped into the flooded creek. Hernandez did not show up after that.”

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