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Current Emergencies, Warnings and Updates


Emergencies, Warnings, and Notifications
Aug 20, 2016
Heavy Rainfall with Flash Flooding likely overnight tonight into Sunday across portions of the Hill Country and Interstate 35 corridor. Widespread rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches will be possible. Small streams and the low water crossing may have water…
Aug 11, 2016
HWY 290 AT HOLDER LN IS CLOSED ALL LANES (EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND) DUE TO A MAJOR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT HCSO Dispatch
Jul 6, 2016
ROAD CONSTRUCTION FM 150 EAST BETWEEN IH 35 AND HWY 21 IN KYLE. EXPECT DELAYS.HCSO Dispatch
Jun 28, 2016
TxDOT has repaired the flood damage and the road is now open in Niederwald at the Hays/Caldwell county line. Laureen Chernow Hays County Communications Manager Jeri Skrocki
Jun 28, 2016
Jacob’s Well Natural Area, Wimberley June 28, 2016 – 7:15 a.m. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office was flagged down by a motorist in the area of Persimmon and Mesquite roads. The motorist advised they observed a person who appeared to be is distress in th…
Jun 28, 2016
June 28, 2016 – 7:00 a.m. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office received a call on June 27, 2016 at approximately 8:00 p.m. for a Missing Person in the Jacobs Well Park (Jacobs Well Natural Area) off of Mt. Sharp Road in Wimberley, Hays County Texas. The mis…
Jun 15, 2016
Public Safety Officials will be performing a lockdown drill at Gary Job Corps, 2800 HWY 21, San Marcos today. THIS IS ONLY A DRILL. HCSO Dispatch
Jun 12, 2016
Law enforcement officials are attempting to locate a subject who fled from a Hays County deputy in the area of IH 35 and Posey Road. The deputy was attempting a traffic stop for cutting across the median at IH 35 when the suspect attempted to flee in his…
Jun 3, 2016
The water level behind the dam has risen approximately 2 inches due to the heavy rains this evening. That level is no cause for alarm or action. We will continue to monitor the weather and water levels. Kharley Smith
Jun 3, 2016
Hays County Officials are currently monitoring the rainfall over the Goforth High Rd dam area. Several roadways in the area are closed due to high water. Limit travel at this time due to dangerous conditions. Updates will be provided on rainfall and any f…
Jun 1, 2016
Heavy rains in the area have caused rising lake levels in the eastern part of Hays County near Goforth Road and High Road. Emergency officials are preparing for possible flooding that may impact homes and property in communities near the Goforth/High Road…
May 31, 2016
TxDOT reports all lanes on Southbound I-35 at Exit 200 (Centerpoint Road) are now open following a vehicle accident. Please drive Texas friendly.Laureen Chernow - (Hays County) -
May 31, 2016
TxDOT warns to continue to expect delays. But one lane is now open at Exit 200 Southbound, Centerpoint Rd..Laureen Chernow - (Hays County) -
May 31, 2016
TxDOT reports that I-35 southbound at Exit 200 south of San Marcos is closed due to a truck crash. Please seek alternate routes/avoid area until cleared.Laureen Chernow - (Hays County) -
May 27, 2016
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation has closed State Highway 21 near FM 2001 in Niederwald due to damage from recent flooding. Crews will be replacing a washed out bridge culvert on SH 21. The roadway will be closed until further notice. Traff…