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EMERGENCY Flash Flood Warning for Comal County as Water Rises

 
EMERGENCY Flash Flood Warning for Comal County as Water Rises
Posted October 31st, 2013 @ 4:51am by Jim Forsyth

Heavy rains have led to flooding and evacuations, especially in areas northeast of San Antonio, 1200 WOAI news reports.

  Evacuations were ordered today along River Road in New Braunfels, and at the RV park under I-35 on the Guadalupe River. The New Braunfels ISD is starting two hours late, and schools in San Marcos are closed today.

  The New Braunfels Police are going door to door warning people of rising water, and the Emergency Operations Center in Comal County has been activated.A flash flood Warning is in place for Comal County until 7:30.

 

  The problem is worst in Austin and the suburb of Pflugerville, where a 'flood emergency' was declared overnight and people who live in low lying areas were evacuated.  The Austin Fire Department reports numerous high water rescues across the city overnight, but no injuries were reported. 

 Officials in Hays County report a helicopter was rescuing four people who were clinging to a tree in Lakewood to avoid flood waters.  The Kyle Police Department says 'all roads' in Hays County should be considered impassable.

 

  There is also flooding in low lying areas of Comal and Hays Counties, and some people along River Road in New Braunfels have evacuated.  The Blanco and San Marcos Rivers are expected to remain over flood stage all day.

 

  In Bexar County, a flood watch is in place until noon.  No high water rescues and no evacuations have been ordered in Bexar County.

 

  10 streets were closed by high water this morning, mainly the places that usually flood during high water, including Dreamland Drive at Vance Jackson, and George Road at Lockhill-Selma.

 

  CPS Energy says only scattered power outages are reported across its service area this morning, after a busy night for repair crews.

 

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