One dead after weekend floods in San Marcos, evacuation orders remain in effect

The City of San Marcos has confirmed one person has died in the Memorial Day weekend floods. Authorities found the man in the northern area of San Marcos on Sunday, May 24. No information about his identity or cause of death has been released at this time.

The city has also canceled all Memorial Day events and closed all river parks. This includes the Lions Club tube rental operation located at the City Park Rec Hall.

A hotline has been established for people to report their location if they are displaced and believe loved ones are looking for them. Call 512-393-7896.

People looking for a loved one should call 512-753-2180.

All evacuation orders remain in effect for Rio Vista, the Blanco Gardens area, Crepe Myrtle/Pecan/Hackberry Streets area, and the portions of Blanco Vista nearest to the river.

Shelters remain open in San Marcos (San Marcos Activity Center, 501 West Hopkins Street) and Wimberley (Wimberley High School, located at 100 Carney Lane).

The city says preliminary damage estimates in San Marcos include:

-550 properties and 1,130 structures impacted by the flooding

-Water was reported in homes along Riverside Drive in San Marcos

-The entire area bordered by River Road, IH-35, and SH 80, with the majority of homes receiving at least a foot of water

-The area along River Road from Davis Lane to Uhland, including an apartment complex at the intersection of Aquarena Springs Drive and River Road

-A number of homes in the area of Pecan, Crepe Myrtle and Hackberry Streets with high water marks as high as five feet

-River Ridge Parkway west of IH-35 sustained 2-4 feet of flooding

-Five Mile Dam Park along Old Stagecoach Road by the Blanco River was flooded

Damaged roads in San Marcos include:

-Smith and Sherbarb

-The northbound frontage road of IH-35 near the River Road turnaround

-Post Road and Old Stagecoach Road along the Blanco River

-Old Martindale Road at the Blanco River

Floodwaters are receding but river conditions remain dangerous on the Blanco and San Marcos Rivers.

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