San Antonio roads swamped by record rainfall

San Antonio roads swamped by record rainfall

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San Antonio roads swamped by record rainfall

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by KENS 5 staff

kvue.com

Posted on May 25, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 5:54 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Torrential rains overnight and into the morning hours Saturday triggered flash flood warnings across South Texas.  Officials also reported numerous high-water rescues  throughout San Antonio.

A flash flood warning remains in effect for Bexar County until 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service, areas in the warning include San Antonio, Alamo Heights, China Grove,Windcrest, Timberwood Park, The Dominion, Live Oak, Leon Valley, Leon Springs, Hollywood Park, Helotes and Cross Mountain. 

Radar estimates show up to 9 inches of rain fell in an area between downtown San Antonio and Leon Valley over to Hollywood Park, according to the National Weather Service.

KENS 5 meteorologist Jared Silverman said the main threat had shifted to the east side of the county by midday.
 

Flooded roadways have been reported across the San Antonio area, including in downtown. Here's a link to the latest emergency street closures:


If drivers encounter water in the roadway, they are encouraged to turn around.

EMS units reported close to two dozen active water rescues as of 8:30 a.m. Saturday. 
Several of those calls were along Southwest Military Drive near JBSA-Lackland.


 

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