Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017
Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Monday, November 2, 2015

What happened here? Tornadoes in the area - Mon., Nov. 2, 2015

The National Weather Service has confirmed early Friday a.m., October 30, four tornadoes touched down around San Antonio causing substantial damage. None were in San Antonio itself, but they were to the north (Zorn, TX), east (D'Hanis, TX), south (Floresville, TX) and west (Geronimo, TX) of us. Read the full article here: NWS-confirms-October-30-tornadoes. In the story is a photo of the 5th wheel that was lifted and dropped on the third floor roof of a Holiday Inn. Thankfully its owner was thrown clear while the 5th wheel was on the ground.

In addition to the tornadoes, there was torrential rainfall to the north of us. New Braunfels and San Marcos had 17" of rain in six hours causing rivers to rise rapidly to flash flood stage. River Ranch RV Resort on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, which sits under the I-35 bridges, was hit hard. Check out this blog for before and after photos of that RV park: http://ourrvadventures.com/2015/10/well-that-was-fun-2/

We had some people check in to Travelers World who had been staying at Pecan Grove RV Park in San Marcos. When they checked in they told me that RV park lost 35 RVs to the flash flood. Very sad.

We didn't have quite this much standing water this time. The photo is from May 2015.

Less rain than this in October
(only 2-4"), this photo from May has about 6".
Our hearts go out to all those affected. It could happen to any of us.

Parts of Austin and Houston were also effected by flooding. We were very lucky in San Antonio!


8 comments:

  1. What a scary time for you guys! Maybe it's time for Bob to find a job in a different part of the country!!!

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    1. Thankfully, it is rare for San Antonio to have tornadoes. We both have good jobs, so I don't think we'll be moving for a while.

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  2. Glad to read that you personally were not affected by the severe weather. Our prayers go out to those that were.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Apparently we're in for more thunderstorms and heavy rain, with chances of strong wind gusts, large hail and, yes, they even mentioned tornadoes again! AACK!

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  3. I generally do not follow the news but happened to be flipping channels when I saw the weather down your way, and the picture of that 5th wheel. Yikes! Keeping all involved in my prayers for peace, serenity, and safety!

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    1. Thank you. Looks like we're in for more severe weather for the next couple of days. Noooooo,

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    1. Thanks, but apparently we're in for more.

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