Posted by The White Rider from ppp-207-193-27-174.snantx.swbell.net on October 22, 1998 at 19:34:10:
I live in the beautiful and old city of San Antonio. This past weekend, we got a nasty surprise - 20 inches of rain in two days. 28 hours of nonstop heavy rain. A curent death toll of about 25. I haven't been affected, but many of our suburbs and house on the southeast side have been partially or totally destroyed. School just reopened in some places. The San Antonio River was up to the overhead bridges (give you a measurement later). Highway 281 by the Quarry was underwater for 3 days. The Alamodome almost flooded. Damage in the hundreds of millions. We have been designated a disaster. Power was out in half the city. We simultaneously had flood warnings in about nine different counties. Ever see Hard Rain?
Nasty, nasty weather. Just thought you'd like a first-hand report of the situation. We're okay. The flooding is almost completely gone. We set a new October rain record and 24 hour record for our city. Otherwise, it's generally been Waterworld in some areas.
Over and out.
-The White Rider-
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