Galleria-area hotel employee missing after flood evacuations

HOUSTON - A hotel employee is missing after the building was evacuated due to the flood.

The missing Omni Hotels employee is Jill Renick, according to a memo from the CEO and an employee Facebook post.

Renick is the spa director at the Omni Hotel at Riverway and South Post Oak Lane in the Galleria area. The hotel backs up to Buffalo Bayou.

She went missing during hotel evacuations as floodwaters were quickly rising. An estimated 100 guests and employees were evacuated, according to the statement

A statement sent to KPRC2 read in part, "We have notified law enforcement and emergency responders and are cooperating fully to help locate the missing person. We pray our associate will be located safe and unharmed. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to our associate's family during this difficult time."

The hotel said the search resumed Monday, but she is still missing.

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