Area pounded by Wednesday morning storms, flood awareness plan initiated in community
Posted on 5/19/2016 7:28:00 AM.
(Seguin) -- Wednesday morning started off pretty early for many as lake levels began to rise in Guadalupe County. The levels began to increase thanks to the heavy pounding of storms that moved through the area.
Many were alerted thanks to the emergency sirens along the river. The sirens were sounded just after 2:15 a.m. Upon hearing the sirens, residents were encouraged to tune into Seguin Radio KWED where station officials along with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the Guadalupe County Emergency Management Office implemented the Interim Flood Preparedness Plan.
Numbers early in the morning had Lake Dunlap and Lake McQueeney at 10,000 cfs -- putting them in the plan's Awareness Stage. Lake Placid was also reportedly edging toward 11,000 to 12,000 cfs or the Awareness Stage II and Flood Alert levels.
Improvement in those levels was reported at approximately 4:30 a.m. According to GBRA, the lakes had reportedly peaked and were in line to begin leveling off. In the end, many areas reported anywhere from three to four and a half inches of rain.
Those living along the river and area lakes are reminded to return their color coded flood preparedness chart to a safe and convenient place.  The plans can also be downloaded at
The plan was implemented just after the '98 flood to help residents better understand the lake and river levels in their area.
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