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Friday, December 11th, 2015

San Marcos officials lobby for federal flood relief funds

Battered by two once-in-a-lifetime floods in the span of six months, San Marcos officials are lobbying for federal funds to reduce the risk to life and property next time.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

FEMA to close four Hays County field offices on Saturday

A centralized disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Hays County Government Center in San Marcos where specialists will be available to help flood victims navigate assistance programs offered by the Federal Emergency Management...

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Temporary Blanco River bridge at Post Road scheduled to open mid-December

Contractors working for Hays County began the process on Monday of installing flatbed railroad cars over the Blanco River as a temporary replacement for the Post Road bridge destroyed in Memorial Day weekend flood on May 24....

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

State offers unemployment financial aid for Halloween flood survivors

The Texas Workforce Commission is disbursing disaster unemployment financial assistance for people in 15 counties who lost work between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31 due to the Halloween flood and a series of severe storms.

Monday, December 7th, 2015

FEMA opens four disaster recovery centers in Hays County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened four disaster recovery centers in Hays County where people impacted by the Halloween flood can apply for financial assistance.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

President approves federal aid for Halloween flood survivors

President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration requested by Gov. Greg Abbott for counties affected by last month’s flooding, opening the door for individual federal assistance.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster in six Central Texas counties

Six Central Texas counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, Travis and Bastrop — are among 15 counties formally declared disaster areas today by Gov. Greg Abbott following flooding and a tornado between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

City to test emergency sirens today, Wednesday

San Marcos emergency management officials will test emergency sirens throughout the city Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3 and throughout the day on Wednesday, Nov. 4. City crews are repairing sirens damaged in last Friday’s storms and will be...

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

City, CARTS providing bus service to flood survivor resource center

Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) is providing hourly bus service between the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, and the Survivor Resource Center at the Old Kyle City Hall, located on the square in downtown...

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Hundreds of flood evacuees in shelters across Hays County

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.

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