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Unread 01-21-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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Arrow Hays County; Flooding?

Do all the towns/cities flood in Hays County? Any really flood free areas in that county?
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Unread 01-21-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Driftwood TX
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Where did you get that idea? Sure with a big storm you will get water over the roads at low water crossings and flooding within defined flood plains, but that is what they are, flood plains, and you dont build on them! Towns and cities flooded.. which ones? We have had to go the long way around a few times in 8 years here, but still had no trouble in Wimberley, Buda, Kyle, Dripping Springs.. etc..
Sure there may be some low lying areas or places built creekside that suffer occaisionally, but certainly, you would be aware of that before you bought..

Cheers
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Unread 01-21-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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If all the cities and towns flooded in Hays County do you think anyone would be living there ?

Surveys and plats show flood plains. Do research before you buy any property and look at the area in which you buy for creeks and low water crossings.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: South Austin (Circle C)
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Where did you get that idea? Sure with a big storm you will get water over the roads at low water crossings and flooding within defined flood plains, but that is what they are, flood plains, and you dont build on them! Towns and cities flooded.. which ones? We have had to go the long way around a few times in 8 years here, but still had no trouble in Wimberley, Buda, Kyle, Dripping Springs.. etc..
Sure there may be some low lying areas or places built creekside that suffer occaisionally, but certainly, you would be aware of that before you bought..

Cheers
Driftwood is right. I am also a member of the North Hays County Fire Dept. Driftwood Station (Everyone needs a hobby) so anytime something floods, we know about it and can also tell you in advance where it is going to happen. Due to the topography of the area, rairly do you get floods lasting more than a few hours, and when the happen, the only real problem is roads becoming blocked. It's not like the eastern portion of the region where the flat topography causes floods to encompass a large area. In Hays County it's usually "gully washers" or flash floods that rarely endanger structures and rarely last long. If you look on the floodplain maps of the area, the floodplain usually only spreads out a few hundred feet from a river or stream.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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Thanks for the answers. I guess the article over-exaggerated the dangers of Hays County.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: South Austin (Circle C)
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Thanks for the answers. I guess the article over-exaggerated the dangers of Hays County.
Where was the article?
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Unread 01-21-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: northeast US
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Do cars still slip off that concrete bridge over the Blanco River at Blanco Bend in Wimberley?

I used to walk down there in the morning and I've seen some good ole boys in Cadillacs, in three feet of water, a few times. Once we helped pull a young woman out of the water on low side of the bridge clinging for safety with a baby under her arm.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 05:40 PM
 
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Do cars still slip off that concrete bridge over the Blanco River at Blanco Bend in Wimberley?

I used to walk down there in the morning and I've seen some good ole boys in Cadillacs, in three feet of water, a few times. Once we helped pull a young woman out of the water on low side of the bridge clinging for safety with a baby under her arm.
Well, driving over a bridge with rushing water over it is just darwinism at work. Let them fend for themselves or at least quote them a $1K fee for helping their dumb asses.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: South Austin (Circle C)
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Well, driving over a bridge with rushing water over it is just darwinism at work. Let them fend for themselves or at least quote them a $1K fee for helping their dumb asses.
It is a very steep fine if you try to cross and don't make it. One woman we rescued this summer was handcuffed and charged with child endangerment the second she was rescued. She had her kids in the car. Not to mention it is probably the most dangerous type of rescue we perform.

Turn around, don't drown. The life you save may be your own!
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Unread 01-22-2008, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Driftwood TX
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That wouldnt have been this time was it?
Minivan with kids in the car as I recall... did they get the car out?
I remember watching it as it inched towars the edge...

Why would anyone try this?
And with kids in the car?


****It is a very steep fine if you try to cross and don't make it. One woman we rescued this summer was handcuffed and charged with child endangerment the second she was rescued. She had her kids in the car. Not to mention it is probably the most dangerous type of rescue we perform.

Turn around, don't drown. The life you save may be your own!
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