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Flood Warning issued May 25 at 9:42AM CDT until May 27 at 9:21AM CDT by NWS Austin-San Antonio - Wil




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May 25, 2013, 12:09pm
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Event: Flood Warning

Effective: 09:42 AM CDT on 05/25/2013
Expires: 09:21 AM CDT on 05/27/2013

Alert: ...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE... MEDINA RIVER...SALADO CREEK...SAN ANTONIO RIVER THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER NEAR ELMENDORF. * FROM THIS EVENING TO MONDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 8:30 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.7 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 35.0 FEET. * MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...THE RIVER LEVEL WILL RISE TO CREST AROUND 42 FEET SUNDAY MORNING. * IMPACT...AT 43.0 FEET...MODERATE LOWLAND FLOODING INUNDATES AND DAMAGES CROP AND PASTURELAND BELOW SAN ANTONIO TO BELOW FLORESVILLE. NUMEROUS ROADS AND BRIDGES ARE FLOODED. OIL WELL PUMP JACKS AND IRRIGATION PUMPS ARE FLOODED AND DAMAGED.

Instructions: ALL PERSONS WITH INTERESTS ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS...AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. RIVER STAGE FORECASTS ARE BASED ON OBSERVED RAINFALL ALONG WITH PREDICTED RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS. IF ACTUAL RAINFALL VARIES FROM FORECAST VALUES...FORECAST RIVER STAGES WILL VARY. DO NOT DRIVE AUTOMOBILES THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER...18 INCHES OF WATER OR LESS CAN CARRY AWAY MOST VEHICLES...INCLUDING TRUCKS. IF YOU SEE FLOOD WATERS OR COME UPON A FLOODED ROADWAY...REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND AND DO NOT DROWN. FOR THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AT WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/EWX.
 


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