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Floresville community cleans up in tornado's aftermath

Floresville community cleans up in tornado's aftermath
Cleanup efforts continue in Floresville following yesterday's tornado and the overnight storms. (Robert C. McDonald photo)

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Wilson County News
October 31, 2015, 1:40pm

The Floresville community is working to return to normal after what some reports are saying was an F2 tornado early Friday morning destroyed buildings and cut off power. More storms followed early Saturday morning. While cleanup and recovery are proceeding at a fast pace, the severe weather and its aftermath are still affecting local activity.

There were no fatalities reported, according to officials. Although the Lazy J Bar-B-Q was completely demolished, owner Jeff Oltjendiers said no employees were there when the storm hit.

Floresville: City dump is closed today, as city staff are assisting with cleanup. City Manager Henrietta Turner said the dump will be open for extended hours next week, hours to be determined. Republic Services has donated 50 commercial dumpsters to aid in cleanup.

Wilson County and Floresville: County and city offices will be open normal hours on Monday.

Floresville Independent School District: Floresville High School will have no classes Monday, but other schools will be open as usual. Structural engineers are assessing damage to the high school building, and school officials will determine for some students where to hold classes beginning Tuesday. The high school football team will play Alamo Heights High School today at 2 p.m.

Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS): Main power returned to normal Friday night. However, scattered work continues for individual customers needing repairs. FELPS Executive Manager of Business Operations William Bissette Jr. urges anyone still experiencing a power outage to call the FELPS 24/7 line: 830-216-7000, ext. 2.

Wilson County: County officials urge drivers to be careful at low-water crossings and watch out for tree limbs and other debris on the roads. Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said most roads have been cleared.

Floresville: First Baptist Church Family Life Center has a portable shower and laundry unit in the parking lot. The unit is available for emergency response workers and volunteers who are not close to home or other facilities.

With the rains Friday and today, area rivers are rising. Read "Watch for possible flooding along San Antonio River, Cibolo Creek" at

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Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
October 31, 2015 5:56pm
Has the Mayor lifted the state of emergency that grants her absolute control over the City government? During a state of emergency the mayor can make decisions solo, with consult or agreement of the elected council. During an... More ›

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