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12 missing after Memorial weekend flood

By DAVID SHORT

Daily Record Reporter At least 12 persons are still missing and an active search continues according to Hays County officials. The 12, an unknown mixture of adults and children, are all believed to be with the same group and were visiting from out of town, said Kharley Smith, Hays County Emergency Management Coordinator.

Damaged power lines in water near Wimberley affected by flood damage.
Damaged power lines in water near Wimberley affected by flood damage.

PEC crews on river bend near Wimberley working on damaged power lines.

Power restoration continues in damaged areas

Following historic, catastrophic flooding along the Blanco River, Pedernales Electric crews have been working for more than 24 hours in efforts to restore power to the devastated region that has seen more than 350 homes swept away, more 1,000 residents displaced, eight people missing and at least one known fatality.

Curfew issued tonight due to safety concerns

The Hays County Judge, City of San Marcos and Wimberley Officials have instituted a nighttime curfew this evening due to the potential safety concerns posed in the San Marcos and Wimberley area.  We have numerous downed power lines, washed out roadways and barriers that makes evening travel very risky.  Please restrict all unnecessary movement.  Officers will be monitoring the areas overnight but many areas may not be covered at all times and we want to ensure the safety of our citizens.  We appreciate your cooperation with these efforts.  

 

Historic Blanco River levels cause evacuation, damage

Severe thunderstorms Saturday evening caused the Blanco River to reach a historic level of 40 feet, leading to the evacuation of over 1,000 residents in San Marcos.

Hays County and San Marcos officials have been working since around 2 a.m. on Sunday to alert residents and began evacuations on street areas such as Blanco Gardens, Crepe Myrtle, Pecan, Hackberry and portions of Blanco Vista.

Many areas near the Blanco River have since been evacuated due to flooding. A full-scale search and rescue mission began at sunrise and the National Guard have since arrived on the scene.


U.S. Marine Alan Cameron gave the keynote address at Saturday’s memorial at the San Marcos City Cemetery. At right is Elisabeth Darnell, who sang the National Anthem. (Daily Record photo by Anita Miller)

Boy Scouts and leaders from Pack #112 on their way to other area cemeteries to place flags on the graves of veterans.

Cemetery service honors the fallen

Carlie Porterfield

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