An estimated 350 homes are underwater in Wimberley. Roads are washed out and bridges have been destroyed. The Blanco River crested at over 40 feet and obliterated the previous record of 33 feet. I’m afraid the first light of day will show a scene of devastation. The massive flood wave is now impacting San Marcos where the Blanco river is cresting near 43 feet. Interstate 35 is closed and flooded with water rescues and evacuations in progress.

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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
511 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

…FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR THE BLANCO RIVER BASIN AND TRIBUTARIES
IN SOUTHERN HAYS COUNTY INCLUDING WIMBERLEY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
WEST CENTRAL HAYS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 800 AM CDT

* AT 506 AM CDT…EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED CONTINUED MAJOR
FLOODING ALONG THE BLANCO RIVER NEAR WIMBERLEY. AN ESTIMATED 350
HOMES ARE UNDERWATER AND ACTIVE RESCUES ARE STILL ONGOING ACROSS
THE WARNED AREA. RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO LISTEN TO AUTHORITIES AND
TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTIONS.

THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR FOR THE BLANCO RIVER BASIN AND
TRIBUTARIES IN SOUTHERN HAYS COUNTY INCLUDING WIMBERLEY. SEEK
HIGHER GROUND NOW!

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
WIMBERLEY AND WOODCREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE
THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE
FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.