After deadly floods, Hays County considers flood sirens

WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) — If you were in the Wimberley area on Thursday afternoon, you may have heard sirens but officials say don’t be alarmed, it was just a test.

A spokesperson for Hays County says the outdoor warning siren system test was a demonstration from a vendor to see where and how many sirens should be placed in the city of Wimberley. The county says they have not purchased the sirens yet, but are testing out different vendors to find the right option before making a decision. Thursday’s test is the first test with a possible vendor.

During the Memorial Day weekend floods, the Blanco River in Hays County crested at a record 43 feet.  The flooding along the Blanco River killed 12 people in Blanco and Hays counties and destroyed more than 300 homes in Hays County.

 

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