'Major icon,' historic area of Big Bend National Park destroyed by wildfire, officials say

'Major icon,' historic area of Big Bend National Park destroyed by wildfire, officials say

A wildfire caused “extensive damage” Wednesday to the Castolon Historic Area of Big Bend National Park, according to officials. A wildfire caused “extensive damage” Wednesday to the Castolon Historic Area of Big Bend National Park, according to officials. Photo: Big Bend National Park Photo: Big Bend National Park Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 A wildfire caused “extensive damage” Wednesday to the Castolon Historic Area of Big Bend National Park,…

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4 years ago today, 'tidal wave of water' hit Wimberley, causing catastrophic flooding

4 years ago today, 'tidal wave of water' hit Wimberley, causing catastrophic flooding

SAN ANTONIO – Thursday marks four years since heavy rain that triggered record flooding began to fall in the Texas Hill Country. The towns of Wimberley and San Marcos were ravaged by what was called a “tidal wave” along the Blanco and San Marcos rivers. Thirteen fatalities were reported across the affected area, and the aftermath of the storm was devastating for both communities. Large piles of debris and trees littered both towns and water flooded parts…

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NWS: Bexar Co. under flash flood watch until Saturday; region 'primed' for 'major problems'

NWS: Bexar Co. under flash flood watch until Saturday; region 'primed' for 'major problems'

Forecasters predict the county could receive between 2 and 4 inches of rain through Saturday. According to the weather service, the region is “primed” for flash flooding due to recent heavy rainfall. Forecasters predict the county could receive between 2 and 4 inches of rain through Saturday. According to the weather service, the region is “primed” for flash flooding due to recent heavy rainfall. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of…

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Wet week ahead, strong storms, localized flooding possible

Wet week ahead, strong storms, localized flooding possible

SAN ANTONIO – After a rain-free weekend, showers and thunderstorms will be returning to South Texas this week.  Our weather pattern will, once again, be very unsettled over the next week or so. This will lead to rounds of rain throughout the upcoming school and workweek.  LIVE DOPPLER RADAR While it won’t be raining all day, every day, periods of thunderstorm activity will be possible each day through next weekend. Some of this thunderstorm activity…

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Comal River remains closed after severe weather

Comal River remains closed after severe weather

The Comal River remains closed today as a result of yesterday’s severe weather.  Heavy rain caused an increased flow of water and filled the river with branches, tree limbs, and other natural debris.  Fortunately, the level of high water is quickly dropping due to no further rain. The river is expected to reopen as usual tomorrow morning. 

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Photos show damage of reported tornado in Central Texas town

Photos show damage of reported tornado in Central Texas town

Tornadoes were reported in Fayette County on May 3, 2019. The National Weather Service will send a survey team to confirm whether tornadoes touched down in the area. Tornadoes were reported in Fayette County on May 3, 2019. The National Weather Service will send a survey team to confirm whether tornadoes touched down in the area. Photo: Fayette County EMS Photo: Fayette County EMS Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19…

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NWS: Quarter-sized hail reported near Kerrville, San Antonio under severe thunderstorm watch

NWS: Quarter-sized hail reported near Kerrville, San Antonio under severe thunderstorm watch

A satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a large storm swirling over Texas on April 24, 2019. A satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a large storm swirling over Texas on April 24, 2019. Photo: NOAA Photo: NOAA Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 A satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a large storm swirling…

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NWS: Severe storms could bring flooding, chance of hail to Hill Country

NWS: Severe storms could bring flooding, chance of hail to Hill Country

Severe storms are expected in San Antonio on April 24, 2019. Hail is a possibility along with the severe rainfall. Severe storms are expected in San Antonio on April 24, 2019. Hail is a possibility along with the severe rainfall. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Severe storms are expected in San Antonio on April 24, 2019. Hail is a possibility along…

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Severe Weather Alert for Bexar County

Severe Weather Alert for Bexar County

Severe Weather Alert Bexar County will have crews on standby throughout the night of Wednesday 4/17 and morning of Thursday 4/18 for possible severe weather. Residents should take necessary action and secure any loose objects such as lawn furniture, garbage cans, other outdoor items. If possible, remove any overhanging branches or roofing material before the storm arrives. Bexar County has taken the necessary steps to ensure the public safety of our roadways.  Stay Informed &…

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Timing for Wednesday's severe weather threat in San Antonio

Timing for Wednesday's severe weather threat in San Antonio

An upper-level area of low pressure will move through the state on Wednesday allowing for another round of numerous showers and thunderstorms, some of which will be strong to severe.  Large hail, possibly as large as 2 inches in diameter, looks to be the primary threat. Severe storms producing damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will also be possible late Wednesday through the early morning hours of Thursday.  Heavy downpours could also trigger minor street and…

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What to do after a hail storm, and a tip on how to prepare for one

What to do after a hail storm, and a tip on how to prepare for one

SAN ANTONIO — Thousands of San Antonians are still recovering from Saturday morning’s hail storm that left houses and vehicles battered. And with another severe weather threat looming for Wednesday evening, many residents are thinking about how to save themselves from the frustrations.  Thankfully, there are some innovative ideas you may not have thought of before to save your property from being peppered with dents.  KENS 5 News Director Jack Acosta loves his pickup truck,…

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NWS: Tornadoes, 'very large' hail, 60+ mph winds possible Wednesday

NWS: Tornadoes, 'very large' hail, 60+ mph winds possible Wednesday

Tornadoes, “very large” hail and severe wind is possible Wednesday in South Central Texas, according to the National Weather Service. Tornadoes, “very large” hail and severe wind is possible Wednesday in South Central Texas, according to the National Weather Service. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 Tornadoes, “very large” hail and severe wind is possible Wednesday in South Central Texas, according to…

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Hail storms bring thousands in damages – and schemes – to San Antonio

Hail storms bring thousands in damages – and schemes – to San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — In ten short minutes, Phillip Hinojosa racked up thousands of dollars in damages. “I was like ‘holy moly!’” he said. “You could hear the hail hitting the side of the house. It just showed up and BAM – and left.” Hinojosa is one of the many property owners hit hard with hail Saturday morning. If he’s not careful, his repair bills could become even more costly. “I’ve received no less than eight…

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#ALTOgether: How to help Alto residents following devastating tornadoes

#ALTOgether: How to help Alto residents following devastating tornadoes

ALTO, Texas — The small town of Alto in Cherokee County is beginning the cleanup process after tornadoes devastated the area on Saturday. Residents are currently in need of: Gatorade Sodas Chips (individual bags) Sanitizer wipes Hand sanitizer Water Toilet paper Paper towels  Storage totes Toothpaste  Toothbrushes  Deodorant  Soap Shampoo  Baby diapers  Wipes Baby bottles Hair brushes Dish soap Work gloves If you have access to chainsaws or tractors and are able to assist with…

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LIST: How to help Alto residents following devastating tornadoes

LIST: How to help Alto residents following devastating tornadoes

ALTO, Texas — The small town of Alto in Cherokee County is beginning the cleanup process after tornadoes devastated the area on Saturday. Residents are currently in need of: Gatorade Sodas Chips (individual bags) Sanitizer wipes Hand sanitizer Water Toilet paper Paper towels  Storage totes Toothpaste  Toothbrushes  Deodorant  Soap Shampoo  Baby diapers  Wipes Baby bottles Hair brushes Dish soap Work gloves If you have access to chainsaws or tractors and are able to assist with…

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SA roofing contractor receiving uptick in calls following hail storm

SA roofing contractor receiving uptick in calls following hail storm

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Large hail and strong winds caused damage across Texas Saturday morning, with hail the size of golf balls and baseball raining down on parts of Bexar County. According to State Farm, hundreds of claims were reported in San Antonio and surrounding counties.  Anthony Ortiz, project manager for Compass Restorations, said their local company is trying to keep up with calls for free roof inspections. “So far, I have inspected nine homes…

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PICS, VIDEOS: Large, golf-ball sized hail slams San Antonio area

PICS, VIDEOS: Large, golf-ball sized hail slams San Antonio area

Fast-moving storms brought heavy hail and lightning to parts of the San Antonio area early Saturday morning. Here’s a look at some video and photos of the hail stones that were sent to KSAT by viewers.  This is what a #hail storm sounds like from inside your house! pic.twitter.com/I3887udvEy — Tim Morrow 🐾 (@MananaZoo) April 13, 2019 Reminder to have and practice your emergency action plan for your family. #tornadowarning #hail pic.twitter.com/OndSLuElJX — Tim Morrow 🐾 (@MananaZoo)…

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Saturday storms produced a tornado that tore through an East Texas town

Saturday storms produced a tornado that tore through an East Texas town

By Alison Medley and Jasper Scherer Updated 3:49 pm CDT, Saturday, April 13, 2019 Drone photos capture the wreckage after a tornado touched down in Franklin, Texas on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Drone photos capture the wreckage after a tornado touched down in Franklin, Texas on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Photo: Scott Engle Photo: Scott Engle Image 1 of / 30 Caption Close Image 1 of 30 Drone photos capture the wreckage after a tornado touched…

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NWS issues tornado warning for Northwest Bexar County as storm system moves into San Antonio

NWS issues tornado warning for Northwest Bexar County as storm system moves into San Antonio

Click through for a look at when the National Weather Service expects the storm system to hit the San Antonio area. A look at radar simulation for Saturday morning at 3:00 a.m.Note: This is only one model and locations that see storms could vary. less Click through for a look at when the National Weather Service expects the storm system to hit the San Antonio area. A look at radar simulation for Saturday morning at…

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Hail reported just north of New Braunfels, more storms expected overnight

Hail reported just north of New Braunfels, more storms expected overnight

SAN ANTONIO — About a 30-minute drive outside of San Antonio, hail larger than a quarter in size was coming down, a signal of the type of weather making its way through the region Saturday night.  KENS 5 Assistant News Director James Keith captured the hail coming down just north of New Braunfels. Not far to the northeast, a severe thunderstorm warning has been put into effect until 10 p.m.; the affected area includes San…

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Hail reported just north of New Braunfels, more storms expecting overnight

Hail reported just north of New Braunfels, more storms expecting overnight

SAN ANTONIO — About a 30-minute drive outside of San Antonio, hail larger than a quarter in size was coming down, a signal of the type of weather making its way through the region Saturday night.  KENS 5 Assistant News Director James Keith captured the hail coming down just north of New Braunfels. Not far to the northeast, a severe thunderstorm warning has been put into effect until 10 p.m.; the affected area includes San…

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NWS: Flash flood watch in effect for portions of the I-35 corridor through Sunday

NWS: Flash flood watch in effect for portions of the I-35 corridor through Sunday

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible for San Antonio area this weekend By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Updated 5:29 pm CDT, Saturday, April 6, 2019 A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for portions of the Interstate 35 Corridor and Eastern Hill Country through Sunday afternoon. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for portions of the Interstate 35 Corridor and Eastern Hill Country through Sunday afternoon. Photo: Courtesy National Weather Service Photo: Courtesy National Weather Service Image…

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City of San Antonio Opens Pop-Up Immigration Center to Aid Asylum Seekers Flooding Bus Station

City of San Antonio Opens Pop-Up Immigration Center to Aid Asylum Seekers Flooding Bus Station

click to enlarge Shutterstock The City of San Antonio has for the first time opened a pop-up immigration resource center to respond to the surge of asylum seekers arriving from Central America, Texas Public Radio reports. The center is located in a storefront across from the downtown Greyhound Bus station, the arrival point for hundreds of families recently bused into the city by U.S. immigration authorities. Around 76,000 immigrants were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border…

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FIRST ALERT: Tornado Watch in western counties; SA could see severe weather by daybreak

FIRST ALERT: Tornado Watch in western counties; SA could see severe weather by daybreak

San Antonio and south Texas are lined up for possible severe storm activity early Wednesday morning. KENS 5 meteorologist Jeremy Baker says you can expect a squall line of storms to roll through western counties from 3 to 6 a.m., central counties (including Bexar County) around 6 to 9 a.m., then tapering off in the eastern counties before noon. CURRENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALERTS: A Tornado Watch is in effect for Edwards, Kinney, Real and…

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NWS: Tornadoes, hail, 60+ mph winds possible as storm cell marches across Texas

NWS: Tornadoes, hail, 60+ mph winds possible as storm cell marches across Texas

A massive storm cell predicted to roll eastward across Texas tonight could produce tornadoes, hail and winds up to 70 mph, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service. A massive storm cell predicted to roll eastward across Texas tonight could produce tornadoes, hail and winds up to 70 mph, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1…

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S.A. man's parents survive tornado with only home left standing

S.A. man's parents survive tornado with only home left standing

SAN ANTONIO — Last Sunday, a EF-4 tornado ripped through the small town of Beauregard. It’s located 60 miles east of Montgomery. Roughly 10,000 people live in the town. San Antonian Christopher Long said his parents, Richard and Sondra Widger, have lived in that community for 22 years. He said out of the 23 people killed, some of them were his parents’ neighbors. Beaureguard Community Christopher Long “It’s really devastating. Even to not live here…

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Cinderella season ends for Hurricanes

Cinderella season ends for Hurricanes

By Mike Considine, Correspondent Published 12:00 am CST, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Sam Houston lived on a knife’s edge in its first two playoff games, but couldn’t continue its balancing act in the third. The Hurricanes (24-13) defeated District 28-5A champion Harlan (24-9) by four points in overtime and state-ranked Austin Crockett (32-6) by a basket to reach the Region IV quarterfinals Feb. 19 at Paul Taylor Field House. That’s where Veterans Memorial (29-6), No. 7…

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2 years ago this week the San Antonio area saw a record number of tornadoes

2 years ago this week the San Antonio area saw a record number of tornadoes

By S. M. Chavey, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Updated 6:20 am CST, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Two years ago Tuesday, South Central Texas witnessed nine tornadoes from San Antonio to Thrall, the most ever in the area in February, according to the National Weather Service. Click through the slideshow to see photos from the days that followed.  less Photo: Caleb Downs Photo: Caleb Downs Image 1 of / 144 Caption Close Image 1 of 144…

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Craft Brewing Effort to Aid Wildfire Victims a Mash of Resiliency, Grit, Grist

Craft Brewing Effort to Aid Wildfire Victims a Mash of Resiliency, Grit, Grist

Years ago, the pioneering Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was just about the only craft beer available in many bars and stores across the nation. Today, with its Chico, California, community having been devastated by the Camp Fire of November 2018, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is seeing an important return on that early investment in a nationwide presence. More than 1,400 craft brewers from Maui to Maine, and from Alaska even to Armbridge in the…

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Casinos in San Antonio? Texas lawmaker wants to legalize gambling for hurricane relief

Casinos in San Antonio? Texas lawmaker wants to legalize gambling for hurricane relief

Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle Published 12:28 pm CST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Texas state Rep. Joe Deshotel, D–Beaumont, filed a bill in December that would guarantee casino licenses in Harris, Galveston, Jefferson, Nueces and Bexar counties. See the 17 biggest issues of the 2019 Texas Legislature >>> less Texas state Rep. Joe Deshotel, D–Beaumont, filed a bill in December that would guarantee casino licenses in Harris, Galveston, Jefferson, Nueces and Bexar counties. See the 17 biggest issues…

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San Antonio's Roland Gutierrez Files Bill to Study Potential Flooding from Trump's Border Wall

San Antonio's Roland Gutierrez Files Bill to Study Potential Flooding from Trump's Border Wall

click to enlarge Twitter / epbusiness State Rep. Roland Gutierrez represents the South Side of San Antonio. A San Antonio lawmaker has filed a bill in the Texas Legislature that would require the state to study whether the Trump administration’s border would increase flooding and environmental damage. Rep. Roland Gutierrez’s House Bill 990 would direct the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to review the wall’s potential effect on South…

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NWS: Rainfall could cause minor flooding in Bexar County

NWS: Rainfall could cause minor flooding in Bexar County

By Caleb Downs, mySanAntonio.com Updated 10:55 am CST, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 The Hill Country may receive a “light glaze” of ice accumulation Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The Hill Country may receive a “light glaze” of ice accumulation Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 The Hill Country may receive a “light glaze” of…

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Minor flooding possible for the San Antonio area on Wednesday

Minor flooding possible for the San Antonio area on Wednesday

There is a potential for heavy rain along and east of Interstate 35 on Wednesday and Wednesday night, but not enough for flood warnings, the National Weather Service said. In a bulletin and on its Twitter feed Tuesday afternoon, the weather bureau said 1 to 2 inches of rainfall are possible for South Central Texas, which could lead to minor flooding. “We don’t think we’ll get the rainfall rates to support significant flash flooding,” said…

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NWS: Severe thunderstorms may bring tornadoes, hail, flooding, heavy winds to San Antonio area

NWS: Severe thunderstorms may bring tornadoes, hail, flooding, heavy winds to San Antonio area

By Caleb Downs, mySanAntonio.com Updated 6:45 am CST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 The National Weather Service said the thunderstorms expected to hit South Central Texas on Wednesday may bring tornadoes, hail, flooding and heavy winds. The National Weather Service said the thunderstorms expected to hit South Central Texas on Wednesday may bring tornadoes, hail, flooding and heavy winds. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 42 Caption Close Image 1 of…

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Owls’ halftime adjustment keeps Hurricanes at bay

Owls’ halftime adjustment keeps Hurricanes at bay

By Mike Considine, Correspondent Published 12:00 am CST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Future Highlands opponents should keep one key trait the Owls showed against Sam Houston in mind. The Owls are comfortable at any tempo. Highlands (14-6, 1-0) established a 32-20 halftime lead in the District 27-5A game, mostly through executing well in the halfcourt. In the second half, the Owls responded when Sam Houston (10-6, 1-1) pushed the pace, piling up fastbreak points to close…

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San Antonio’s Big Wildfire Is Coming, Here’s How Firefighters and Communities Are Preparing

San Antonio’s Big Wildfire Is Coming, Here’s How Firefighters and Communities Are Preparing

Fog and mist enveloped the Roseheart subdivision nestled in the thick brush of northern Bexar County on December sixth, as firefighters gathered there to train for the kind of wildfire that could turn the neighborhood into a roaring inferno. Firefighters in full gear ran between houses and into backyards, some dragging hoses behind them, simulating real-life fire scenarios. Instructors came to the training event from around the country, including from California, where historic wildfires raged…

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NWS: Wildfires a risk in Bexar County due to heavy winds; possible snow in Hill Country

NWS: Wildfires a risk in Bexar County due to heavy winds; possible snow in Hill Country

The wintry weather could also bring snow: up to an inch in Burnet and Llano counties. The wintry weather could also bring snow: up to an inch in Burnet and Llano counties. Photo: NWS Photo: NWS Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 The wintry weather could also bring snow: up to an inch in Burnet and Llano counties. The wintry weather could also bring snow: up to an inch in…

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Flash flood watch issued for Bexar County in anticipation of heavy rainfall

Flash flood watch issued for Bexar County in anticipation of heavy rainfall

By Caleb Downs, mySanAntonio.com Updated 10:52 am CST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Bexar County in anticipation of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms scheduled to hit the area on Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Bexar County in anticipation of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms scheduled to hit the area on Friday. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1…

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NWS: Heavy rains could cause minor flooding later this week

NWS: Heavy rains could cause minor flooding later this week

By Caleb Downs, mySanAntonio.com Published 7:55 am CST, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Heavy showers could cause minor flooding in Bexar County on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy showers could cause minor flooding in Bexar County on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Heavy showers could cause minor flooding in Bexar County on Friday,…

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Water Symposium Addresses the Future of Flooding in Texas

Water Symposium Addresses the Future of Flooding in Texas

One month after the destructive flooding of Texas Hill Country rivers led to multiple deaths and tens of millions of dollars in property damage, scientists, regional water management leaders, and academics are still weighing the consequences and the prospect of future severe weather events in Texas. The frequency and severity of weather events ranging from the recent flooding along the Llano, Colorado, Trinity, and Blanco rivers, as well as devastating flooding from Hurricane Harvey, have…

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San Antonio Firefighters Head to California to Combat Wildfires

San Antonio Firefighters Head to California to Combat Wildfires

In the early morning light Monday, six fire trucks gathered in a Bass Pro Shops parking lot in Northwest San Antonio, preparing to drive to California to respond to the deadly wildfires that have already claimed 31 lives. “The plan is to be there by tomorrow night,” San Antonio Fire Department Captain Brian Stanush said. “We got 1,400 miles to go, six trucks in our task force, and when we get there we will receive our…

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Several streets closed for flooding after storms pass through Bexar County

Several streets closed for flooding after storms pass through Bexar County

By Caleb Downs, mySanAntonio.com Published 7:06 am CST, Friday, November 9, 2018 More than 20 streets in San Antonio and almost 30 in Bexar County were closed Friday as rain showers passed through the area. More than 20 streets in San Antonio and almost 30 in Bexar County were closed Friday as rain showers passed through the area. Photo: Ken Branca More than 20 streets in San Antonio and almost 30 in Bexar County were closed…

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Former Honduras ambassador: Caravan rooted in civil wars, 1998 hurricane

Former Honduras ambassador: Caravan rooted in civil wars, 1998 hurricane

SAN ANTONIO – As a professor of international diplomacy at St. Mary’s University and retired U.S. ambassador to Honduras under President Bill Clinton, James Creagan has a long history in foreign service. Creagan said a migrant caravan of thousands of Hondurans is rooted in a record hurricane and two civil wars in Central America’s Northern Triangle. El Salvador and Guatemala were torn by past civil wars that only led to further instability, poverty and corruption,…

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NWS: San Antonio under flash flood watch through Wednesday evening

NWS: San Antonio under flash flood watch through Wednesday evening

By Fares Sabawi, mySanAntonio.com Updated 10:00 am CDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Flash flood watches are in place as an inch of rain is expected to fall in San Antonio on Oct. 24, 2018. Flash flood watches are in place as an inch of rain is expected to fall in San Antonio on Oct. 24, 2018. Photo: National Weather Service Flash flood watches are in place as an inch of rain is expected to fall in…

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SAWS Sends Drinking Water to Austin After Historic Flooding Prompts Boil Water Notice

SAWS Sends Drinking Water to Austin After Historic Flooding Prompts Boil Water Notice

Updated 11 mins ago After Austin’s water utility sent out a citywide boil water notice, San Antonio Water System on Monday trucked 5,000 gallons of drinking water to its northern neighbor. The City of Austin issued emergency water use restrictions following widespread flooding that caused reduced water treatment capacity. The water tanker SAWS dispatched to Austin is typically used around town during events like Chalk It Up, the local utility’s Communications Manager Anne Hayden said. “In…

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NWS warns of renewed flooding risk ahead of mid-week storms

NWS warns of renewed flooding risk ahead of mid-week storms

By Caleb Downs, mySanAntonio.com Published 8:55 am CDT, Monday, October 22, 2018 The National Weather Service is warning residents in South Central Texas of the possibility of renewed flooding this week as the remnants of a Pacific hurricane move through Mexico into Texas. The National Weather Service is warning residents in South Central Texas of the possibility of renewed flooding this week as the remnants of a Pacific hurricane move through Mexico into Texas. Photo: National…

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Airbnb Lodging Offered Free of Charge to Evacuees in Wake of Flooding

Airbnb Lodging Offered Free of Charge to Evacuees in Wake of Flooding

As the waters keep rising due to major flooding throughout Central Texas, Airbnb activated a program Friday to help provide housing for flood victims and relief workers. Airbnb, the online marketplace for short-term housing, has switched on its Open Homes Program after rising waters in area lakes and rivers have washed away homes and businesses in counties along the Llano and Colorado rivers north of San Antonio. The program connects displaced residents and relief workers in…

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Before and after photos show flooding in Central Texas

Before and after photos show flooding in Central Texas

By Rebecca Salinas, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 2:30 pm CDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 BEFORE: Pedernales Falls State Park. BEFORE: Pedernales Falls State Park. Photo: Dale Blasingame / For The Express-News AFTER: Pedernales Falls State Park shared these photos at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, saying falls can be heard a mile away AFTER: Pedernales Falls State Park shared these photos at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, saying falls can be heard…

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