Spring storms slam parts of San Antonio

Hail, rail, lightning reported in northwest Bexar County, Helotes

Rain, hail, lightning and strong winds slammed parts of San Antonio Monday night and left behind flash flooding and some damage.

The spring storms rolled through northwest Bexar County around 7 p.m. and prompted a severe thunderstorm warning that was lifted at 9:30 p.m.

Northwest Bexar County and San Antonio saw a majority of the severe weather.

Strong winds toppled sheds and caused damage to the Lowe's Home Improvement store in the 11300 block Bandera near 1604.

Quarter-sized hail was reported in the Culebra Road and Loop 1604 area and heavy rain caused flash flooding that forced the closure of several roads including FM 1560 between Culebra and Bandera, Shaenfield Road and parts of Galm Road.

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San Antonio fire officials responded to several high water rescues. A dozen people were reportedly rescued from vehicles at Galm and Swayback Ranch, and an individual was moved out of fast moving water in the 10000 block of FM 1560.

Helotes resident Chris Seawell was one the residents stranded on Galm Road near Braun. "The roads were too slippery and everywhere I tried to go, roads were closed," Seawell said.

Parts of the northwest Bexar County reportedly received between 3 and 4 inches of rain. Rainfall totals in other parts of San Antonio were significantly less.

The storms moved southwest of San Antonio in the overnight hours.


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