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PHOTO: Church member Bethany Birkhimer repairs a classroom wall on May 27 at the flooded Hill Country Christian and School, 1401 Davis Lane in San Marcos. PHOTO by DARYL ONTIVEROS/THE UNIVERSITY STAR


This just in from Hays County spokesperson Laureen Chernow:

Local response agencies continue to search along the Blanco River for two children missing from the Memorial Weekend flood of the Blanco River. Nine individuals have been confirmed deceased and have been identified.

As of Sunday, 1,628 households in Hays County have registered for federal aid for a total of $6.3 million, money that has been allocated but not necessarily awarded.

The numbers of damaged and destroyed homes have not deviated from estimates released June 11. Nor has the estimated cost of replacing public infrastructure — $33 million — changed in the last 10 days.

  • Destroyed: 321
  • Major Damage: 322
  • Minor Damage: 376
  • Very slight damage: 496
  • Inspected, unaffected: 138

County officials say the cost to public infrastructure to may increase as parts of the county become more easily accessible to officials making damage assessments. The county still does not yet have an estimate of losses suffered by businesses.

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