The flash flood event for South-Central Texas has begun. A cluster of very heavy rain has developed over the San Antonio Metro area. Activity is moving north but new heavy rain is developing that will move into the area. A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Comal, Bexar, Guadalupe, and Kendall Counties. This includes the entire San Antonio metro. One to two inches of rain has fallen in 45 minutes and another 2 to 4 inches is possible through 5 AM. Flash flooding is expected to rapidly develop including low water crossings and typical low-lying areas. Don’t drive into flood waters or flowing water – no matter the depth.

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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
300 AM CDT SAT OCT 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
COMAL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
BEXAR COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
SOUTHWESTERN GUADALUPE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
SOUTHEASTERN KENDALL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 700 AM CDT

* AT 257 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS TRAINING
OVER THE SAME PARTS OF THE SAN ANTONIO METRO AREA AND PRODUCING
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN
SINCE FRIDAY MORNING…WITH AROUND 1 INCH OF RAIN FALLING IN THE
PAST HOUR. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN ARE POSSIBLE
THROUGH 5 AM CDT. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
SAN ANTONIO…NEW BRAUNFELS…SEGUIN…UNIVERSAL CITY…BOERNE…
SCHERTZ…CIBOLO…LIVE OAK…LEON VALLEY…KIRBY…HELOTES…ALAMO
HEIGHTS…FAIR OAKS RANCH…SELMA…WINDCREST…CANYON LAKE…
TERRELL HILLS…BULVERDE…GARDEN RIDGE AND HOLLYWOOD PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE
TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT
TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

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