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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 slider bar to swipe to see before and after view. Zoom in for more detail and pan up and down...

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...

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,...

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 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, November 4th, 2013

Hays County organizes assistance for flood victims

Hays County officials are organizing a one-stop shop for residents affected by the torrential Halloween flood last week to look for assistances from nonprofit organizations and relief agencies.

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