City of Bulverde Continues Flood Assessment
Published on Nov 03, 2015 / Regional News
(Bulverde, TX)--City of Bulverde Website
City continues flood assessment and mitigation effort, flood debris disposal opportunities available
The October 30th flood event along the Guadalupe River and Cibolo Creek watersheds, which saw 10 – 14 inches of rain in the early morning hours on Friday, has caused almost $2 million in damage County-wide. Jeff Kelley, the Comal County emergency management coordinator, states that this total is likely to rise as property owners continue to submit reports. Thus far, damage estimates include only damage and debris clearance for public areas.
Comal County residents and businesses, including those within the Bulverde City limits, which experienced flood damage last Friday should submit a report online by visiting co.comal.tx.us/flooding.htm
“We want to make sure we have an accurate assessment of the damage done in Comal County so we can make as full a report as possible to the state,” Kelley said. “If flooding has caused damage to your residence or business, we want to know about it.”
At the peak of the flooding Friday morning, an estimated 14,000 homes were isolated by floodwaters, Kelley said, of which about 200 were affected by flooding, including more than 40 that suffered major damage.
Area-wide debris removal and infrastructure assessment is currently ensuing by Comal County and City of Bulverde officials.
Two large roll-off containers are scheduled to be delivered to the Circle Oak/Scenic Oak area of the Oak Village North on Monday afternoon to assist any City residents with removal of flood damaged items. In addition, City residents can also dispose of flood debris at the City's annual “Big Trash Day" event at City Hall, from 8 am to 12 pm on Saturday, Nov. 7th, 2015