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COVER: Resident on gravel street were among hundreds evacuated on Oct. 30 due to flooded rivers and creeks in and around San Marcos. CITY OF SAN MARCOS PHOTO


This in from Hays County spokesperson Laureen Chernow:

Hays County is recommending that persons who have evacuated their homes not return over night if their homes were flooded and ground is already saturated. Additional rain is expected overnight and properties may not be safe.

As of 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 30, the following locations are open as overnight shelters in Hays County:

In San Marcos: Miller Middle School, 301 Foxtail Run (currently has approximately 40 persons). The San Marcos Activity Center is closed to new evacuees. Those already at the Activity Center will stay there, but others seeking shelter should report to Miller Middle School. There are approximately 170 persons currently at the Activity Center.

In Kyle area: Lehman High School, 1700 Lehman Rd., Kyle (approx. 7)

In Wimberley area: Wimberley High School, 100 Carney Lane, Wimberley (approx. 15)

In Dripping Springs: United Methodist Church, 28900 RR 12, Dripping Springs (approx. 6)


7:40 p.m. FRIDAY, OCT. 30: City officials are asking San Marcos residents who have flood damage to contact the City when they are able in order to help assessment teams get an accurate count of damaged properties within the city limits.

Those who have property damage should email with the following information:

· Address
· Type of damage
· Depth of water in buildings

City assessment teams will be surveying the damaged areas in the coming days. While the teams will do their best to note all damaged properties, residents are asked to assist by reporting their property if it suffered damage from the flood.

Residents should wait until they are in a safe place and have access to email to make their reports; until the weather clears and roads become passable, officials are still asking residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Up-to-date weather warnings can be found at the National Weather Service at; local road closures are listed at

Residents are urged to sign up for emergency alerts at, and follow the City on social media at and

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