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This just in city of San Marcos spokesperson Trey Hatt:

A tornado was spotted near Texas 80 and Texas 21 Monday evening. Residents are being asked to stay indoors and shelter in place.

Another tornado was reported at Rancho Vista in Guadalupe County at 5:35 p.m. No reports on damage or injuries are available.

Storms are also swelling the Blanco River and tributaries to the San Marcos River. Localized flooding has been reported along River Road and Conway Drive near the Blanco River, as well as Sessom Drive.

All of River Road is now closed, and residents are being asked to shelter in place because of the tornado activity in the area.




At a press briefing Monday afternoon, San Marcos emergency management coordinator Ken Bell said officials have not yet identified the man found dead in San Marcos on Sunday afternoon.

Twelve people remain confirmed missing from the Wimberley area, but the weather forced emergency personnel to call of active search operations today, Bell said. Officials have compiled a larger list of 36 people about whom friends or family have inquired.

Also on Monday, officials established an email address for volunteer organizations who want to offer assistance in recovery efforts and for companies and individuals who want to donate the use of construction and other equipment.

Those people and groups should send an email to and give the name of company or organization; point of contact name, email and phone number; a detailed list of the equipment that you are offering; and, if applicable, the number of volunteers available and their specialties and abilities.

The information will be forwarded to an administrator who will contact volunteers and donors if their resources can be of assistance now or in the future.


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