Wimberley Residents Evacuate After Another Round Of Flooding
As flooding rains continue to dump on areas of South and Central Texas, many residents that either reported into work or were evacuated in the early morning hours are now wondering how and when they’ll make it home.
Officials in Wimberley began sending out emergency alerts to evacuate areas of the Blanco River and its attributing creeks this morning. Louie Bond is editor for Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine. She lives in Wimberley but made the early morning commute to Austin before the flooding began.
Bond said she has neighbors in harm’s way.
“Actually a neighbor in my neighborhood who was not on any creek or river, just the amount of rain flooded a wet-weather creek and she and her husband were tied to a rope trying to get out of their house,” Bond said.
The city helped evacuate 75 people to the community center just on the other side of the river.
Officials in Wimberley have announced they are re-opening roadways leading in and out of Wimberley and homeowners are being allowed back on their property to assess the damage.