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Flood of 2015

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

State to extend no-interest loans to veterans rebuilding from Blanco flood

Military veterans whose homes were damaged by the Memorial Day weekend flood and other natural disasters this summer will be eligible to apply for no-interest home improvement loans under a relief program being developed by the Texas Veterans Land Board.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Interactive: Stark aerial images show Blanco River before, after flood in Wimberley

This map shows the before and after effects of the Memorial Day weekend flood in Wimberley The base map is DigitalGlobe and the updated map is 1.5" resolution unmanned aircraft system imagery from Flightline Geographics. Use the...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Four-county coalition officially launches Blanco River Regional Recovery Team

Four counties – Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Hays – have joined forces to coordinate the long-term recovery efforts from the Memorial Weekend flood and storms in conjunction with their affected cities. The recovery is expected to take...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Congressman to honor Hays County flood first responders

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will honor police officers, firefighters and other Hays County first responders on Friday for their life-saving efforts in the aftermath of the Memorial Day weekend floods.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Last day to register for FEMA assistance is Aug. 27

The deadline is Thursday, Aug. 27 — tomorrow — for individuals to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the string of floods, storms and tornadoes that afflicted the state between May 4 and...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Hays County ‘actively reviewing’ FEMA’s sweeping expansion of floodplain maps

Newly redrawn floodplain maps for the Blanco River basin in Hays County substantially expand the number of properties on which federal and state agencies say it is unwise to rebuild homes and businesses before weighing the probability...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Conley hopeful Fischer Store Road crossing can be completed in 60 days

After a series of unforeseen delays, Hays County commissioners authorized County Judge Bert Cobb on Tuesday to execute an agreement with private landowners that apparently makes way for installation of a temporary Fischer Store Road bridge over...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Officials to intensify search for children lost in Blanco River flood

Search and recovery teams will begin a new phase this weekend in the search for two children missing since the Memorial Weekend floods now that lower water levels have exposed areas near the Blanco River that were...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Santa Claus(es) scheduled for early visit to local children impacted by flood

The Lone Star Santas Convoy of Toys will greet families, pose for photos and hand out gifts to kids between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, 211 Lee Street,...

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

FEMA center re-opens in new San Marcos location

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center re-opened at noon today at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.

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