Weather Updates; Road closures; Flash flood warning until 5:15 p.m.
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
National Weather ServiceMay 13, 2015, 1:51pm 3,998 views 6 comments
The Austin-San Antonio National Weather Service Forecast Office has issued a flash flood warning for southeastern Atascosa County, Karnes County, and southern Wilson County until 5:15 p.m.
At 1:14 p.m., Doppler radar indicated a thunderstorm producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Pleasanton, Floresville, Jourdanton, Kenedy, Karnes City, Poth, Stockdale, Christine, Campbellton, Kosciusko, Runge, Falls City, Cestohowa, El Oso, Panna Maria, Choate, Hobson, Pawelekville, Fashing, and Mc Coy.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 are possible in the warned area through the afternoon. With the excessive rainfall that has already occurred this week, saturated soils will not hold much water and flash flooding is likely.
Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
Flooding is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities in the U.S. On average, flooding claims nearly 90 lives each year. More than half of these deaths occur in motor vehicles when people attempt to drive through flooded roadways. This happens because people underestimate the force and power of water, especially when it is moving. Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock over and carry off an adult. Twelve inches of water can float a small car. If that water is moving, it can carry that car away. Eighteen to twenty-four inches of flowing water can carry away most vehicles, including large SUVs. It is impossible to tell the exact depth of water covering a roadway or the condition of the road below the water. This is especially true at night when your vision is more limited. It is never safe to drive or walk through flood waters. Any time you come to a flooded road, walkway, or path, follow this simple rule: Turn Around Don’t Drown.Posted by US National Weather Service Boise Idaho on Monday, March 16, 2015
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