New Braunfels declares local state of disaster

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas— The City of  New Braunfels has declared a local state of disaster due to widespread heavy rain and major flooding.

Barron Casteel, the Mayor of New Braunfels, signed a Declaration of Disaster Friday after two of the city’s major rivers, the Comal and Guadalupe, surpassed flood stage.

City officials are urging residents to stay off the roads, as many have been hit by heavy rains and are experiencing flooding.

Officials released information about the current conditions of the rivers, saying:

-The Comal River (at Hinman Island): Flood stage is 11 feet; currently at 20.3 feet and rising.

-The Guadalupe River (above Comal River): Flood stage is 7 feet; currently at 22.5 feet.

-The Guadalupe River (Below Comal River): Flood Stage is 13 feet; currently at 20.3 feet.

More rain is expected late Friday and Saturday morning. New Braunfels officials recommend staying off local roads if possible. You can continue to monitor weather conditions here

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