Helicopters Rescue Campers after Flooding on Neuces River in South Texas


Flooding Rescues Happening Now in Texas
  • Early morning rain leads to flash flood warnings in Ulvade County, Texas.
  • Helicopters were plucking stranded people from trees and cars at the Chalk Bluff campsite.
  • The Nueces River was more than 2 feet above flood stage.

Flash flooding has led to people being rescued along the Nueces River in South Texas, the National Weather Service (NWS) Reports.

People were stranded in trees and on roofs of vehicles because of flooding from the Nueces River near Chalk Bluff campsite in Uvalde County, according to an emergency management report to the NWS.

Parts of Ulvade County, which has been suffering an extreme drought, got up to 10 or 11 inches of rain fell Sunday.

About 1 p.m. CDT, emergency officials said flood waters were gradually receding, though they expected the Neuces River and creeks feeding it to remain elevated through the afternoon, the NWS said.

At 7:30 a.m. CDT, the Nueces River was at 12.6 feet, according to the weather service. Flood stage is 10 feet.

Highway 55 was closed for a time between Uvalde and Camp Wood.


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2018-08-12 15:36:45

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