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Flood of 2015

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Thursday, June 4th, 2015

City, county hire contractor for flood debris removal

Hays County and the city of San Marcos have hired a contractor to remove residents’ flood debris, freeing staff to focus on repairing public infrastructure damaged in last month’s storms, officials said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

FEMA sets up mobile office in Wimberley

UPDATED 9:02 a.m. JUNE 6 | The Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a mobile office at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR 12 in Wimberley, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, including...

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Final found body identified; three still missing including two children

In all, eight bodies have been recovered in Hays County and all have been identified.

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Cutler: HCSO did ‘everything that could be done for our citizens’

Facing criticism for not returning early from an European vacation following last week’s devastating flooding, Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler said today that he understood the situation back home was grave but that his command staff had...

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Ranch Road 12 bridge in Wimberley reopened ahead of schedule

The Ranch Road 12 Bridge over the Blanco River Bridge at Wimberley, which is currently a one-lane signal-timed bridge, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 for repairs.

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

FEMA, Small Business Administration extend federal aid to Hays County flood victims

UPDATED 2:49 p.m. MAY 31: Residents of Hays County who sustained losses from the Memorial Day Weekend floods and storms are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance following a presidential disaster declaration last night.

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Hays County asks for disaster relief supplies

For Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1, Hays County officials have said they need first aid kits, heavy-duty eletrical cords and other specific supplies.

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Two more bodies found along Blanco River on Saturday

A search team recovered the body of an adult female near the Blanco River at Bluffview Drive in the Wimberley area Saturday afternoon. No identification has been made pending autopsy.

Friday, May 29th, 2015

City, county open flood victim resource centers

The city of San Marcos and Hays County are working with disaster relief organizations around the country to host two Flood Victims Resource Centers for those impacted by the devastating floods in the area.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Before Central Texas flooding, officials sounded alarm

When Wimberley residents woke up Sunday to flooding, the surprise was palpable: The area had been going through a drought. But months earlier, local officials had voiced concerns about the rapidly growing region's vulnerability to flooding.

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