Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Austin/San Antonio, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
745 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Texas...

  Sandies Creek Near Westhoff AFFECTING De Witt County

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

All persons with interests along the river should monitor
the latest forecasts, and be prepared to take necessary
precautions to protect life and property.

River stage forecasts are based on observed rainfall along with
predicted rain for the next 12 hours. If actual rainfall varies
from forecast values, forecast river stages will vary.

Do not drive automobiles through flooded areas. Remember, 18 inches
of water or less can carry away most vehicles, including trucks.

If you see flood waters or come upon a flooded roadway, remember
to turn around and do not drown.

For the latest river stages and forecasts visit our web page at
www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx.

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745 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

 The flood warning continues for
  the Sandies Creek Near Westhoff.
* At  7:15 PM Sunday the stage was 21.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...the river will continue rising to near 21.8 feet by after midnight
  tomorrow. The river will fall below flood stage tomorrow late morning.
* Impact...At 22.0 feet...Sandies Creek escapes the channel hundreds of yards
  into the flood plain from the headwaters to the Guadalupe River confluence.
  Livestock in low areas are cut off and potentially drowned. Secondary roads
  and low bridges are flooded and dangerous. The approaches of the
  Westhoff/Cheapside road bridge over Sandies Creek are flooded and water is to
  the bottom of the bridge..

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts:
                    BF  FLD  Observed            Forecast 7AM
Location           STG  STG    STG    Day Time   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
 Westhoff           12   21   21.8   Sun  7 PM  14.8   7.2   5.4   4.7


&&

LAT...LON 2923 9749 2923 9742 2918 9734 2911 9733
      2909 9737 2914 9739

$$

CVP



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