City Officials Warn: The Worst of the Rain is Yet to Come

San Antonio officials are cautioning against complacency as the worst of now Tropical Storm Harvey tacks to the east, leading to devastating flooding in Houston, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

"The heaviest rain is yet to come, and it may continue for several days," Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. "Flooding remains a major concern coupled with high winds."

City officials say 15 low water crossings are barricaded, many of them among the same placed where barricades go up in all rain events.

CPS Energy has been able to stay well ahead of power outages, and generally the total number of outages has stayed below 1500 at any given time, with outages being repaired quickly.

There have been no reports of high water rescues in San Antonio.

"We urge you to continue to take precautions, and stay home if you don't have to go anywhere," Nirenberg said.Nirenberg says one major impact to San Antonio has been at the airport."

We are getting information that a number of flights into and out of San Antonio International have been impacted due to external storm events," he said.  "A number of cancellations have been announced through Sunday evening.

"Since San Antonio is avoiding the worst of the storm, Nirenberg says the city's effort is also pivoting to focus on evacuees, with about 1200 staying at shelters as of Sunday morning.

He says the best way San Antonians can respond is through donations."Donations are being accepted at the San Antonio Food Bank," he said.  "This is the only donation intake center at this time, and they are accepting food, clothing, pet food, diapers and other supplies."


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