Flood warning issued for Blanco River

Blanco River in Wimberley on April 17, 2016. (KXAN Photo/Lauren Kravets)
Blanco River in Wimberley on April 17, 2016. (KXAN Photo/Lauren Kravets)

WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) — Waters of the Blanco River in Wimberley are still in their banks Sunday night, but the flood warning continues.

Bill Appleman is thankful the flooding hasn’t started. He owns the Creekhaven Inn that sits just off Cypress Creek, which flows from the Blanco River. Appleman says they just got done fixing the place back up after the Halloween floods rose about four feet inside the inn.

While the river isn’t knocking on their door, Appleman says he’s taking precautions this time. They’ve gotten some furniture off the floors inside and outside. They’ve also told their guests to go home, to keep them safe in case there is flooding. Now Appleman says, it’s a waiting game.

“We’re hoping this will turn out to be a non-event. You never can tell, it gets scary every time that you hear something,” says Appleman. “But we’re wishing for the best, preparing for the worst.”

Authorities are asking that no one use the river for recreational activities. If you live by the river, they’re reminding everyone to be on alert, because the river can rise quickly.

“You hear about rain, it’s going to happen, you don’t know how much of it is going to come, and you panic, and so we’re in a little bit of a panic mode right now,” says Appleman.

At this time the Hays County Emergency Operations Center is not activated, although staff are monitoring the situation closely and will activate the EOC if needed.

Wimberley schools have been delayed until 10 a.m. Monday due to potential flooding.

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