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Monday, July 6th, 2015

By the Numbers: Sobering new damage assessments of the Memorial Day weekend flood

INTERACTIVE | As Wimberley and San Marcos inventory what the river took — and what it left behind — the Memorial Day weekend flood’s staggering size and scope reveals itself incrementally. These are the latest statistics, compiled from official documents filed with the state’s emergency management coordinators.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Public housing residents struggle to find homes after historic flood

Many public housing residents are struggling to find their footing after flood damage prompted the San Marcos Housing Authority to vacate at least 96 homes for repairs.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Hays County hopes to temporarily bridge Blanco River with railroad cars

With thousands of rural Hays County residents isolated from emergency service providers, officials are investigating options for using flatbed railroad cars to build a temporary Fischer Store Road crossing at the Blanco River.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

FEMA allocates $6.3M so far for Hays County flood victims

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.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Update: Disaster recovery centers now open in Wimberley, San Marcos, Martindale

A second State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is now open in Hays County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Hays, Caldwell counties under tornado watch

UPDATED 6:55 p.m. JUNE 16 | The National Weather Service has issued a sweeping tornado watch for 61 counties in Texas including Hays and Caldwell counties. The watch is in effect until midnight.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Soggy Central Texas under flash flood watch as tropical system approaches coast

VIDEO UPDATED 5:30 a.m. JUNE 16 | Twenty counties in saturated Central Texas — including Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal counties — are under a flash flood watch issued today by the National Weather Service...

Monday, June 15th, 2015

San Marcos to hold flood recovery town hall meeting

The city of San Marcos is joining with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and other disaster recovery agencies to host a town hall meeting. The meeting is set for Wednesday,...

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

911 calls chronicle waves of terror as flood moved through Hays County

TIMELINE WITH AUDIO, VIDEO | More than 12 hours of 911 recordings released this week by authorities chronicle the fear and panic that washed over Hays County late May 23 as a wall of water...

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

1,019 homes destroyed, damaged in Hays County flood

Hays County officials this afternoon released updated estimates for the cost of damage caused by the Memorial Day weekend floods that tore through the Blanco River basin.

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