Comal County and New Braunfels Continue Flood Assessment - Flood Debris Disposal Opportunities Available

South Central TX)--Friday’s 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 reportedly caused almost 2-million-dollars in damage County-wide. Comal County Emergency Management Coordinator, Jeff Kelley, states that the total is likely to rise as property owners continue to submit reports. So far, damage estimates include only damage and debris clearance for public areas. Officials advise that Comal County residents and businesses, including those within the Bulverde City limits, who experienced flood damages should submit a report online. According to Kelly, at the peak of the flooding Friday morning, an estimated 14,000 homes were isolated by floodwaters, of which about 200 were affected by flooding, including more than 40 that suffered major damage. Comal County and City of Bulverde officials are still working on removing debris throughout the area, and assessing infrastructure. Two large roll-off containers were scheduled for delivery to the Circle Oak/Scenic Oak area of the Oak Village North on Monday afternoon to assist City residents with removal of flood damaged items. In addition, to curb pick-up, City residents can also dispose of flood debris by contacting the city's Solid Waste Disposal department.  On Tuesday, the Corps of Engineers reportedly begian releasing flood water from Canyon Lake. The final flow was anticipated to be 4,690 cfs. co.comal.tx.us/flooding.htm

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