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River Flooding along the Blanco and San Marcos Rivers/Flash Flood Watch

Sunday May 24th, 2015


Heavy rains have moved out of Central Texas.  Sunday was mainly mostly cloudy and mild. Highs ranged from the upper 70s to lower 80s.  Flood Warnings continue along the Blanco and San Marcos rivers.  Sunday night, only isolated showers/storms will be possible through early Monday morning.

Another storm system approaches overnight and another round of strong to severe storms is likely for Monday.  This time I am expecting the heaviest of rains around midday to the afternoon time frame.  Flash flooding is again a likely bet, which is very bad news for Central Texas.  Rainfalls totals of 1-2” on average with locally higher amounts of 3-5”+ are expected.  Remember, Turn Around. Don’t Drown.


The week ahead will have rain chances each of the 7 days, with rain chances increasing for the latter half of the week going into the weekend.  Heavy rain again is possible for the Thursday through Saturday period. 


The Blanco River rose to historic levels - more than 40 feet - in Wimberley and points downstream after between 9-10" of rain fell in Blanco, streamed into the Blanco River and pushed downstream.  Flooding continued down the Blanco River to San Marcos and down the Blanco and San Marcos River to Martindale and on towards Luling.


Lake Travis rose to 47% and continue to rise Sunday.  Lake Travis jumped to 52% full with Lake Buchanan at 40% full.  Amazing recovery - highest at Lake Travis since Memorial Day 2012.


If you need a reminder to Turn Around Don't Drown - just look back at history.  Central Texas is known as "Flash Flood Alley."  On May 24th, 1981, 13 people lost their lives.  Floodwaters rose out of Shoal Creek and caused significant damage to homes and business and caught a lot of people off guard.  Here's a photo gallery from the storm:

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Wendy Davis Says She's Ready To Fight To Win

Updated: Tuesday, May 6 2014, 06:36 PM CDT

Amid a crowd of supporters and also a few protesters, Texas Senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis took the stage in East Austin today.

But to reach a larger audience her campaign offered us a one-on-one interview to talk about what she would do if elected Governor of Texas

"The very first thing I will do is make education a priority once again," says Davis.

That includes an immediate re-examination of the standardized testing regime.

As for the state's abortion law that brought her into the spotlight, she says women's health in Texas is at risk.

"So many family planning clinics in this state have closed where women had the opportunity to prevent unplanned pregnancies and where they go and have cancer screenings," Davis said.

And what about recent claims by the Abbott campaign that the FBI is investigating her?

Davis says there is no truth to the claim. "Greg Abbott is working hard to deter attention to his practices as a member of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas while sitting on that board and while he should have been looking out for cancer patients in this state," she said.

As for the campaign mudslinging, Davis says, "I am a tough Texas gal and I am willing to put up with anything to fight to win this election to fight to win this election and to be a voice for people in this state."

But don't expect her to make personal attacks. Davis says, "Any comments about my opponent will be fair ones based upon his record and where I feel he deserves criticism."

Click here to see the entire interview.

By Lydia Pantazes

Wendy Davis Says She's Ready To Fight To Win

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