Two rescued from floodwaters on the North Side, SAFD says

The rescue occurred near Loop 410 and Vance Jackson Road

A flooded ditch near Jackson Keller Road and West Avenue, not far from where a person was swept away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Two people are safe after being rescued when they were caught by floodwaters on the North Side Tuesday morning, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

SAFD Spokesman Woody Woodward said there was a report of two people caught in the water around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday near Loop 410 and Vance Jackson Road.

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Heavy rain on Tuesday morning caused flooding on streets and creeks across San Antonio.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Leon Creek until Wednesday morning. Major flooding is expected at the creek’s intersection with Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 90.

As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the stage was 6.9 feet. The flood gauge is 15 feet. The river is expected to rise above the flood stage this afternoon.

Additional scattered downpours and heavy rain are possible throughout Tuesday, and then rain chances will return on Wednesday. Keep up with the latest updates here or on the KSAT 12 Weather app.

Editors Note: SAFD previously reported that a third person had been swept away and was missing. However, it was later reported that only two people were caught in the floods.

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Rebecca Salinas is an award-winning digital journalist who joined KSAT in 2019. She reports on a variety of topics for KSAT 12 News.

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