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Highways reopen in Karnes County

Slow-moving storm made roads unsafe

SAN ANTONIO - Karnes County officials say many highways are back open after a storm left them under water Wednesday night.

Rains hit around 6:30 p.m. and dropped anywhere between 4 to 8 inches across the county in a 2 1/2 time frame. Officials in Karnes County closed a few highways due to heavy flooding.

As of 6:30 a.m. Thursday, some parts of County Road 792 were still closed.

A water rescue was performed by the Karnes City Fire Department when a car hydroplaned on FM 792 and went into a ditch with high water. An entire family was rescued from the car.

A large portion of Karnes City lost power including the Karnes County Sheriff’s Department.

Their emergency generators came on and powered the radios but the phone lines were lost for about two hours and Wilson County provided coverage of the 911 calls.

When the sheriff’s office lost power, the Emergency Operations Center was activated to handle communication and all weather related information.

No injuries were reported and no one was evacuated from any homes.

You can see the latest weather conditions on the weather section of KSAT.com.

KSAT Reporter Tim Gerber contributed to this report.


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