Flash flood watch in effect now until Thursday
The forecast for our area points toward significant flash flooding across the region. The upper level low creates conditions ripe for heavy rainfall in areas where we’ve already received a lot of rain.
The weather pattern continues through most of the week with rain chances and totals possibly increasing further than the 3 to 6 inches and isolated 10 inches. There will be multiple rounds of storms, some during the day, some at night. The National Weather Service San Antonio/Austin office says it’s difficult to pinpoint times and locations or who or when the heaviest rain will occur.
“Whenever we see a possibility for high water on roadways, we have to remind folks to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown.’ We lose more people to flash flooding than any other weather hazard in our part of Texas. It’s critical to stay up-to-date with current weather situation – now through the end of the week. Also, if you see barricades blocking low water crossings or other flood prone areas – DO NOT go around them. They are there to keep you away from a potentially dangerous situation,” said Morgan Ash, Public Information Officer.
Greg Dreiss, the City of Seguin’s Emergency Management Coordinator, says the city has been working diligently to make sure all of the emergency sirens along the river are maintained and working properly.
“If you haven’t already signed up with REAN – Regional Emergency Alerts Network - Now is the time to do it. Just go to SeguinTexas.gov and click on the link located on the homepage. It takes just a few minutes to complete, and if you live near the river, it could save your life,” said Dreiss.
If you have any questions regarding the emergency sirens or signing up for REAN alerts contact the PIO’s office at 830-386-2590 or the Citizen’s Relations Coordinator at 830-401-2445. You can also check the city’s Facebook page to get updates on the river level and the latest watches/warnings affecting our area.