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Heavy Rains Caused Flooding; Dozens Of High Water Rescues

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The radar image of today's weather as of 12:15 p.m.

Heavy rain that fell over the San Antonio area caused some street flooding this morning.  Dozens of roads were closed because of high water.  The San Antonio Fire Department also responded to more than 30 high water rescues.  Numerous roads are still closed

The heavy rain is also causing some rivers to rise.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for the Comal River and part of the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels and Comal County.

The Comal River is expected to crest at near 14 feet this afternoon – three feet above flood stage.  That will send water over the tube chute at Prince Solms Park and cause some moderate lowland flooding.

The Guadalupe River in New Braunfels is expected to crest about a foot above flood stage.  River Road below Canyon Lake can become extremely dangerous.

Both rivers are expected to be back in there banks by early this evening.

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.