More rain, more flooding throughout San Antonio area

Ground already soaked from previous showers, creates perfect recipe for floods

By Deven Clarke - News Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - Vehicles towed from flood waters, residents trapped in subdivisions and a flooded family reunion are just a few of the issues rain caused throughout the San Antonio area overnight.

Pearl-area flooding

With the ground already saturated by last week’s rain, the conditions were optimal for flash flooding.

A car partially submerged in flood water had to be removed with a tow truck along Avenue B near the Pearl, an area that saw and inch of rain last night.

Some Bandera residents trapped

Molly McKinney, a KSAT 12 viewer, sent in images of major flooding at subdivisions in Bandera near Bottle Springs and Whartons Dock roads.

“It was really frightening,” McKinney said. “(Roads) were completely blocked off today by flooding on either end and could not come in or go out, which left people stuck inside and people stuck outside.”

Radar estimated around 2.8 inches of rain for that area overnight, residents said water was still rising Sunday afternoon.

“It was kind of a dangerous situation where people were still wanting to cross and didn't know the roads had been closed yet.” McKinney said.

Family reunion flooded

Over on the East Side, areas near Rigsby road saw nearly an inch of rain Saturday night into Sunday morning.

One family kept their spirits bright although their reunion, planned for pavilion one in Comanche Park, had to be moved to a hall at the park known as the Corral.

“We didn't think we were going to be able to do the reunion but we're happy,” Billie Morgan said. “They moved us up ground in order for us to not have to be in the flood zone and have to get rescued.”

At pavilion three in Comanche Park, water was knee deep in some areas.

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