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Moderate flooding expected over the weekend

By KBell
Sept. 8, 2010 at 4:08 a.m.


FLOOD TIPSListen to area radio and television stations for the latest reports

Be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice

Head for higher ground when a flash flood warning is issued

Stay away from moving water that is more than six inches deep

Turn around if you come upon a flooded roadway

If you are in a car and water is rising rapidly around you, get out and quickly move to higher ground

Keep children out of the water

Be extra careful at night

Remember standard homeowner's insurance doesn't cover flooding. For more information on flood insurance visit www.FloodSmart.gov

Source: American Red Cross

Rain from Tropical Storm Hermine continued to impact the Crossroads area Wednesday, leaving moderate flooding forecasts for the weekend.

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Guadalupe River was at 19.4 feet. Flood stage is 20 feet. The Guadalupe is expected to rise to 25.2 feet by Saturday morning, according to a forecaster with the National Weather Service.

A National Weather Service map of the Crossroads area shows Bloomington getting hit hardest by flooding within the next 48 hours.

Victoria, which received just under 3 inches of rain Wednesday, isn't expected to enter flood stage, the forecaster said.

According to the weather service, the San Antonio River is expected to rise on Friday and enter flood stage by Saturday, which will affect Victoria, Calhoun and Goliad counties.

As of Wednesday evening, the river was at 5.5 feet, but it is expected to crest around 31.8 feet by Sunday.

Flood stage is 25 feet.

The service has issued a flood warning for the Goliad area from Saturday afternoon until late Monday night, the forecaster said.

At 32 feet, roads and camp sites in the Goliad State Park flood, and livestock in lowlands above Goliad to the Guadalupe River could potentially be affected by high waters.

Western Refugio County could also see elevated water levels in small creeks and streams.

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