Harvey San Antonio Rainfall Estimates Reduced as Storm Stalls to the SE

The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Harvey has stalled out today over Dewitt County, southeast of San Antonio, and will begin to drift southeastward, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Because of that, the NWS has removed predictions of 'catastrophic rain' for metro San Antonio, saying the area is likely to receive between 3 and 6 inches of rain, about 1.5 inches has already fallen.

But the rain is going to continue to be devastating east of I-35 and I-37, with totals of 17 to 19 inches expected.

There is a possibility of major flooding in the Colorado and Guadalupe river basin, with some expected to reach record levels.

Hardest hit in this immediate area in the town of Smithville, in Bastrop County, where Mayor Scott Saunders told WOAI's content partner Spectrum news that he has never seen anything so severe hit his town.

"I have confirmed over 25, make that 30 homes that do have water inside of them," Saunders told Spectrum News.  "If this rain keeps on as it is expected to do, I won't be surprised to see that number double."

And he says this is the worst he has seen in his lifetime.

"Definitely there are homes which are flooding now which have never flooded before," he said.  "Absolutely the whole town is devastated."

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