posted on May, 30 2015 @ 12:47 AM
I'm west of San Antonio. We got 10 1/2" of rain Saturday. The river overflowed it banks and no one could get in or out because the river was over
the bridges. Since we're in the Hill Country and lots of people live in the country and have to cross low water crossings to get to and from home,
they couldn't get in or out for a couple of days. The flooding here was mild compared to what we have had before and what some of the other small
towns on the river had. I think 12 people were swept away, only 4 or 5 have been recovered. There are many search and rescue teams, although now
it's recovery, all over the area searching for the bodies.
San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas all got slammed. I have never seen or heard of Austin and Dallas flooding like they did. San Antonio has to
close sections of the lower expressway every time it rains because the low lying areas always get under water. Same with Houston.
Hundreds of pets got swept away so all the shelters are over flowing with lost dogs and cats. A few horses have also been found.
Two RV parks on the river were hit hard. One was full of people that had hauled their horses up for a weekend trail ride. None of the horses were
lost and but lots of RV's and trucks were flooded. Every RV at the other park was flooded. 1200 homes on the river were completely destroyed - I
mean swept off the foundations kind of destroyed. Massive, old cypress trees that lined the river were uprooted. Lots of destruction.
Texas has been in a terrible drought for a number of years and our lakes were almost empty, so one good thing came from all this rain. The lakes have
water in them again. All of us that live in close to the river have been though numerous floods and get prepared as we can when we hear one might be
on the way. Unfortunately, there was no way the people in Wimberley and Blanco could really get prepared. There was so much rain up above where
they were, the river just came blasting down in a split second. I think all the people that lost their lives weren't from this area, so they really
didn't have a clue what can happen when it floods.
It's just been a real sad week for all of us.