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Wilson County orders evacuation along San Antonio River

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May 25, 2013, 4:45pm
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The Wilson County Judge has issued an evacuation order for all residents living along the San Antonio River from Elmendorf to below Floresville in Wilson County. The evacuation shelter is located at the Floresville Middle School located at 2601 B Street. Shelter will open at 5:30 pm.

The San Antonio River is forcasted to crest around 60 feet between 3:00 am and 6:00 am Sunday morning in central Wilson County with a slow fall sunday afternoon. Record crest of 64.7 Feet occurred in 1998. This a life treatening situation and should not be taken lightly or as a wait and see attitude. If you are in the area of the San Antonio River and have been flooded before, you will flood again.

Repeating: this is a flood emergency situation for the San Antonio River in Wilson County effective immediately.

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Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
May 26, 2013 10:16am
Giving thanks for the rain and praying for everyone's safety.

May 26, 2013 8:48am
That's great news for the area. So glad the river crested lower than expected.

Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
May 26, 2013 7:56am
The Wilson County Evacuation Order has been terminated. The SA River crested at 52.34 ft., approximately 8 ft below the initial National Weather Service prediction. No damage has been reported. The evacuation shelter has closed.... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 26, 2013 12:30am
The National Weather Service reported that at 11:30 p.m. May 25, the San Antonio River at Elmendorf already had reached 50.29 feet. It is expected to crest at 57.6 feet before daybreak. The evacuation order still is in effect... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 25, 2013 7:55pm
Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva reported that U.S. 181 at the Karnes-Bee county line is shut down due to flooding. He also said that parts of Pettus are under water. The sheriff also advised that they are monitoring... More ›

James & Kristen Weaver  
Floresville, TX  
May 25, 2013 4:45pm
New post. Spread the word.

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