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Flooding Death Toll Rises to Two

Flooding Death Toll Rises to Two

 
The death toll  has now risen to two in Saturday’s flooding in San Antonio.  San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove confirms that the body of a woman in her sixties has been found in flooded Leon Creek north of Lackland AFB, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Firefighters say the body of the woman was found still in her car.  Rescue crews were in the process of trying to save her at the height of the storm when a flood surge washed her and her car into the creek.  The firefighters were not injured.

The other victim, a woman in her late 20s, died when her car was washed off a north side bridge at the height of the rainfall about 7AM today.

Police officials say the vast majority of streets which were closed due to flooding have reopened, but crews are prepared to drag out the barricades again if more rain begins to fall.

Bove says firefighters received about 250 calls for rescue this morning, and about 130 people had to be pulled out of high water.  Some of them will receive a ticket if police determine that they drove around barricades

One Red Cross shelter is open at the Ninth Grade Academy on Martinez Street.  A shelter is also open in Floresville, where Wilson County officials have ordered the evacuation of low lying areas along the San Antonio River.

 

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