Teen posts heartbreaking message before she’s swept away by flood

A teenage girl wrote a heartbreaking final message before she and five members of her family reportedly drowned in a flood caused by a devastating storm.

Devy Salduvar, 16, is feared to have been swept away in the Texas floods along with five other relatives, US authorities said.


The night before she went missing she wrote on Facebook: “No sleep & anxiety, please let this pass sooner.”

A few hours after the post, her great-uncle tried to drive the family to safety when waters caused by Storm Harvey engulfed their van.

Devy’s uncle, Ric Saldivar, ABC 13: “The water picked the van up, and it was just floating after that.

“It went head-first in, and water came in real fast.”

Devy posted a message on Facebook saying she was ‘anxious’ the night before she went missing (Image: Facebook)
Top left to bottom right: Manuel Saldivar and his wife Belia, 81, Daisy, Dominic, Xavier and Devy (Image: Facebook)

Devy, Daisy, 6, Xavier, 8, and Dominic, 14, are feared to have died along with their great-grandparents, Manuel Saldivar, 84, and his wife, Belia, 81, authorities said.

The children’s mother reportedly went out in a boat in a desperate attempt to locate the van.

The Harris County Sheriff’s office said: “Deputies on Sunday rescued a man from Greens Bayou flood waters, who stated his van with 6 relatives was submerged. Van has not been located.”

The children’s school also paid tribute to the family on social media.



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