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Cleaning up After the Flood



By KTSA News Staff

A big clean up lies ahead for portions of Central Texas in the aftermant of Wednesday Night's flooding rain.

Up to 13 inches fell in spots along a wide swath stretching from the Austin area to northern portions of Bexar County. 

"This sis the typical flooding (we see) in South Central Texas--and the big danger is always cars, and people trying to drive through low water crossings, especially at night" said Paul Yura with the National Weather Service. He told 550 KTSA News the hardest hit areas can be found in Comal and Hays Counties. 

"The heaviest rain was from Canyon Lake through Wimberley--all the way to southern portions of Travis County--and in the northern portions of Williamson County where our radar estimated over a foot of rain" Yura said. 

The River Road area of San Marcos was flooded out by the heavy rain, while officials in New Braunfels began contacting people living along the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers about the danger at 4:30 AM. At least three high water rescues were completed by New Braunfels firefighters along FM 1863 ourtside of the city. 

Meanwhile, the rising waters meant a rough night for people staying at an RV park near IH 35 and Highway 46 in New Braunfels. 

"We were in full evacuation mode by about 2:30--and had everyone out by about  three o'clock" said River Ranch RV Resort owner Peter Serebrenik. He told 550 KTSA News no one was hurt--but a handful of RVs were damaged. He estimates damage at the park itself at about $50-thousand--and said completing repairs could take weeks.  

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