[Breaking News] Emergencies Declared as Severe Flooding Swamps South-Central Texas

Several reported tornadoes left damage in small towns near Central Texas, specifically in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday morning. 

There have also been weather warnings issued for as well near Austin. Currently a flood emergency forced people to evacuate their homes in the Austin area. 

The flash flood emergency was in effect for much of Comal County, as well as parts of Hays and Bexar counties, according to the National Weather Service.

This includes areas like northern San Antonio and New Braunfels. Later Friday, a state of disaster was declared for the county, the Austin Statesman reported. 

At the Blanco River in San Marcos, both directions of Interstate 35 were closed Friday afternoon due to high water. Flash flood warnings have been issued for this area and people have been advised to stay indoors. 

There has also been a separate flood emergency issued in South Austin, in areas near Onion Creek in Travis County. For those looking for a place to take shelter in the Onion Creek area, Dittmar Recreation Center has been made available to all people in the area.

Well before noon on Friday, water levels at that part of the Onion creek were already above the previous record of 25.1 feet, and the waterway was expected to continue its rise.

Tornados Hit Area Hard in the Early Morning

The towns of D'Hanis and Floresville took the hardest hit on Friday from suspected tornadoes. 

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office told The Weather Channel that Floresville High School was damaged and residents have been posting images via social media all day. No injuries have been reported from either of the suspected tornadoes.

Floresville ISD said on its Facebook page that schools will be closed Friday.

This weather pattern in currently moving across Texas at a rapid rate. 


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