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Flood of 2015

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Hays County authorities identity flood victim, recover child’s body

Authorities have identified the body of the man found in northern San Marcos Sunday afternoon and have recovered the body of a child from the Blanco River in rural Hays County.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

UP to replace rail bridge damaged by floods this afternoon

The railroad company warns drivers to expect delays on Texas 21 beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Hays County releases names of people missing in Blanco River flood

Also Tuesday afternoon, the body of a third male was found at the Blanco River near Ranch Road 2325.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Curfew tonight limited to hardest-hit areas of Wimberley

Due to the possibility of additional flash flooding and the continuing danger posed by existing conditions, Hays County Judge Bert Cobb and the city of Wimberley have ordered a curfew beginning 9 p.m. May 26 and...

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

CTMC offers free tetanus vaccinations for flood victims, volunteers

Central Texas Medical Center today announced that it will provide free tetanus vaccinations to the cleanup volunteers and victims of the recent San Marcos and Wimberley-area floods beginning 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 27.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Second body found in aftermath of Blanco River flood

Emergency workers found a body along the San Marcos River today in Caldwell County, downstream of weekend flooding that destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes in Wimberley and San Marcos.

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Tornadoes spotted in eastern San Marcos, Redwood

No reports of injuries but residents are asked to stay indoors and shelter in place.

Monday, May 25th, 2015

In Wimberley, Abbott calls floods ‘absolutely devastating’

WITH VIDEO | After flying over destroyed homes along the Blanco River in Hays County, the governor said he was awed by damage caused by the floodwaters’ “relentless tsunami-type power.” Earlier on Monday, Abbott declared...

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Video: Rescuers now looking for 12 missing in Hays County floods

Hays County and San Marcos emergency management officials say the total number of “confirmed missing” people is up to 12. One body was recovered yesterday.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

TxDOT closes damaged RR 12 bridge effective immediately

The Texas Department of Transportation has closed the Ranch Road 12 bridge over the Blanco River in Wimberley indefinitely, due to bridge damage. The closure is effective immediately.

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