By Austin Cowan
Assistant Web Content Manager
Hurricane Harvey has been on the prowl with San Marcos just one of the many cities being affected by its wrath. We are currently under a tropical storm warning as well as flash flood warnings. The rain has been consistent all weekend and the wind has already knocked down a few trees and blown around all who dare to go outdoors. Many people are hunkered down at home waiting for the storm to die down. Conditions of the storm will continue to change, so make sure to keep yourself updated on what is happening in San Marcos and the surrounding areas.
This hurricane has been messing up most of the southeast side of Texas. As for San Marcos we are currently under a tropical storm watch along with flash flood warnings. Texas State University has canceled classes for the first day of school. TXST students will have to wait until the storm blows on by to see the Bubble Believer, one of our Texas State Avengers, blow bubbles on campus. However, school will resume on Tuesday for regular hours. Do not be late!
Houses near the river are in danger of being hurt by the flood directly, due to the rising water, but the majority of San Martians have a good chance of getting stranded if the major roadways get flooded. San Martians may be wet right now but those who prepared certainly are not going hungry. Anyone who did not however can of course visit any food place that is still open. HEB is still open, though they are running out of stuff, and many fast food chains have not yet closed their stores in this area.
If you or anyone you know ever needs help, there are many resources that the City of San Marcos is offering. Visit their website to be aware of all help available to citizens. Please do not try to drive in this extreme weather!
The main fear right now in San Marcos is flooding; past floods have destroyed many homes in the area. For all the families who are in danger right now, we ask everyone to keep San Marcos in your prayers! Many San Martians are helping one another out so we can make it through this storm. Hurricane Harvey is a powerful storm, but the proud people of San Marcos are fighting back.
Featured image by Austin Cowan.