Emergency Management: ‘Pay attention to low water crossings’ this weekend


There are two tropical storms which have formed in the Gulf and Caribbean. One of these, tropical storm Hanna, is expected to make landfall over south Texas this weekend.  

This storm is expected to bring several inches of rain, but no greater than around four inches. Tropical storm Hanna is expected to focus rainfall south of I-10 and east of I-37.

“I don't think we're going to get any wind,” Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Harless said. “I honestly think that we're going to get anywhere from one to three or four inches (of rain). The weather people kind of vary on that. I would just say for us locally in Gonzales county, just pay attention to the low water crossings.”

Harless said it is unlikely that the Guadalupe river, or any other local rivers or creeks, will experience high levels of flooding.

“I don't think we're going to have any major river issues,” Harless said. “So just be careful driving the roads aren’t dry, you know, they'll be slippery and watch the low water crossings and that kind of thing. I think everything else will be fine.”

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for Gonzales County, but it is for excessive heat and not the impending rainfall.