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Weather Updates; Road closures; Flash flood warning until 5:15 p.m.

Weather Updates; Road closures; Flash flood warning until 5:15 p.m.

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National Weather Service
May 13, 2015, 1:51pm

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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

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

Your Opinions and Comments

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 13, 2015 4:08pm
According to Wilson County Emergency Management Coordinator LeAnn Hosek, road closures as of 3 p.m. included: Fairview area (near Atascosa County line) •C.R. 104 and C.R. 105 •F.M. 2505 -- between S.H. 97 and F.M. 536,... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 13, 2015 2:30pm
This weekend's Texas Balloon Spectacular has been rescheduled to October 16-18

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 13, 2015 2:24pm
Due to the fact that Wilson County is under a Flash Flood Warning and in an effort to get students home before possible flooding occurs, Floresville ISD will run buses approximately 15 minutes earlier than the regular schedule.... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 13, 2015 2:01pm
County roads 104 and 105 (Fairview area, off F.M. 536) are reported to be impassable due to water

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 13, 2015 1:56pm
According to scanner traffic, Wilson County officials and TxDOT report the following road closures due to high water: •F.M. 541 at C.R. 234 •F.M. 1344 between S.H. 97 and F.M. 541 •S.H. 97 at F.M. 2505

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 13, 2015 1:51pm
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