Mayor: San Antonio Was Ready for the Worst from Harvey

Mayor Ron Nirenberg expressed his appreciation today for the work of the people of San Antonio in preparing for 'dangerous' Hurricane Harvey, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

"Thankfully San Antonio has dodged the worst of it, but it is affecting our neighbors to the south and east in a very significant way," he said.

San Antonio has been taken out of the cone  for 'significant rainfall' over the coming four days.. The National Weather Service now predicts 2 to 4 inches for the metro over the course of the storm, which is expected to last until Thursday

"If the track of the storm had moved just slightly to the west, we would be telling a completely different story today'" the Mayor said, citing rain totals in places like Lagrange and devastating flooding in Smithville.

"We are standing down our daily emergency activities but we remain ready to help the state."

Nirenberg said he spoke earlier today with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and offered any assistance that San Antonio can provide to his flooded city.

The mayor also said that the desire of San Antonians to help the evacuees from the Texas coast and the Houston area that all of the ten district Council offices are being opened so people can drop off supplies for the estimated 1,000 evacuees still being housed in the city.

As of Sunday afternoon, 13 streets remain barricaded due to high water.

In addition to caring for more than 150 pets bought here by evacuees, Animal Care Services is also caring for two seagulls that were injured when Harvey blew onto land on Saturday.

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