By Danielle De Lucia
Chief Editor of News
The National Weather Service has placed Hays County and the rest of central Texas under a flood advisory until 5:45 p.m. Earlier this morning NWS issued a tornado warning for cities near Uhland and Niederwald.
A flood watch in the Austin-San Antonio area was also active into the evening. Excessive amounts of rainfall have caused the flood alert to be issued with the possibility of 1 to 3 more inches through the evening. This morning’s downpour has caused the lower-level parts of San Marcos to be filled with water.
“Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations,” said the NWS warning report.
Residents living in areas susceptible to flooding must be ready to take action if the potential flooding occurs.
Information from the San Marcos Government website includes that flooding first happens through these three sources: the San Marcos River, the Blanco River and Purgatory Creek.
Two past flood incidents for the city in Oct. 1998 and Nov. 2001, formed quickly and became dangerous. The site concluded that even though conditions do not happen fast, people can be knocked off their feet and cars can float.
Here is an information resource on “what you can do” in case the flood worse or what to know for the future by the San Marcos Government: What You Can Do.pdf (sanmarcostx.gov)
Written by: Preethi Mangadu