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Old 05-25-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I've never seen so much rain in my life. Funny how it can't just rain here because of some nice little showers passing through, it has to pour.......and pour......and pour.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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Default Road Idiocy,

There are more witless dummies driving around than a person can count, Max.
People like you described here, driving around in this flood.
Half of these people shouldn't even have drivers licenses. I, myself find it amazing and
very frustrating that these non-thinkers do not have any clue of the consequences of what their driving habits could cause. Hopefully they will not harm anyone when they make their discovery. I believe these
drivers are lazy-brained and would rather not think at all.
You can't stop them all , it would be impossible. They are out there by the thousands and thousands
it seems.
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I worked a volunteer patrol out of the North substation yesterday when the rain hit; things were a mess!

Heck, even afterward it took me nearly two hours to get home, which is normally a half-hour drive at the most. I finally ended up heading north towards Bulverde on back roads as the major routes (1604, 281) were parking lots. Even then, saw a lot of accidents; mostly vehicles off the road because the drivers were going too fast for conditions.

Even driving a Jeep, I take it easy when there is so much water on the roads. I had idiots passing by me not only sending water spraying in all directions, but most likely hydroplaning due to their speed as well. What was worse were the number of morons driving in such bad visibility with no lights on.

I've seen people driving in heavy rains with their hazards on, but when you get next to them they're on their cell phone. That drives me crazy.

The bottom line is avoid the roads if possible anytime it rains that bad here, and if you can't try to find routes that are less congested as you have a better chance the less idiots there are on the road. Also, whatever you do, don't try to cross any flooded roadways.

For more info, check out the Turn Around, Don't Drown website, especially the one on buoyancy as this is the concept most people can't seem to grasp!
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Medina lake got very little and the level probably wont change at all.

I have lived her my entire life and it is only the second time I have seen 281 @ Basse underwater. Glad I got home before the big stuff hit this morning, because that is my exit.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Can't believe I missed out on this because I was on a cruise ship in the Caribbean...
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:21 AM
 
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Medina lake got very little and the level probably wont change at all.

I have lived her my entire life and it is only the second time I have seen 281 @ Basse underwater. Glad I got home before the big stuff hit this morning, because that is my exit.
This is the third time since 1998 actually.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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Tried to go from the 151 to the 410 yesterday on my way to work but there were at least three cars underwater and the area was cordoned off!They were underneath the 410.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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SA is making big news on TWC... what, over 10 inches of rain yesterday? Kinda wet, are ya?!?

Seriously, take care and stay safe all!


See: San Antonio Area Braces for More Possible Flooding - weather.com Flash Floods Turn Deadly in Texas
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Tried to go from the 151 to the 410 yesterday on my way to work but there were at least three cars underwater and the area was cordoned off!They were underneath the 410.


Which is why we might just have to THANK that damn blind spider....because of it they are suppose to be changing from an UNDERPASS at 1604/151 to an OVERPASS. Whoever was the FOOL to decide underpass to begin with should be SHOT!!! If you get rain, ALL these "underpasses" flood and quickly!
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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Default Cuba, Soviet ?

You must have been visiting Cuba, eh Soviet out there in the Caribbean ?
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Can't believe I missed out on this because I was on a cruise ship in the Caribbean...
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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This is the third time since 1998 actually.
OK I guess I forgot 2000 but still, THREE times is the last 15 years is a lot.
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