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Photo gallery: See photos taken by Herald-Zeitung readers during flood

Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 9:16 am

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  • damonr posted at 1:45 pm on Fri, Jun 11, 2010.

    damonr Posts: 1

    Sorry to see all the destruction to New Braunfels. We were there in Feb and March and lived at 1262 Ervenberg Rd. As winter Texans from Colorado, we enjoyed the area very much and pray for a complete recovery for all the wonderful people we met and those we didn't get to meet. We hope to return next year as the winters in Colo. are getting too long and cold. We wish everyone the speediest recovery from this disaster. God Bless

  • trolsgirl posted at 10:15 am on Fri, Jun 11, 2010.

    trolsgirl Posts: 8

    Instead of worrying about QUIETING the train crossings, New Braunfels city council needs to took at the DRAINAGE system since flooding costs property and possibly human lives. We get the rains EVERY year and it is called flash flooding for a reason and they need to be prepared. Where are the warning sirens like Seguin has?

  • Mima630 posted at 12:34 am on Fri, Jun 11, 2010.

    Mima630 Posts: 1

    It's seriously time to look at the drainage system in New Braunfels, what we have isn't working. It shouldn't throw us into disaster mode every time we have a heavy rainfall. Whatever the drainage system costs, it will pay for itself in the next two heavy rains ! The damage costs are extensive, not to mention the travel nightmare. We lost one life this time and that's something we cannot replace. My sympathy to that greiving family.

  • BPeterson posted at 8:23 pm on Thu, Jun 10, 2010.

    BPeterson Posts: 7

    I passed a house on Mary Blvd the day of the flood......high and dry. Beautiful View and obviously it is out of the flood plain. They seem to have some higher places there with really nice views. It's on the 46 side. Seems everything on the 723 side is flood land.

  • happyiam posted at 4:24 pm on Thu, Jun 10, 2010.

    happyiam Posts: 12

    I would sugest waiting until weekend 26th & 27th, if you are wanting to float the Gaud. check out ( ) Due to the effort of Jeff, their vehicles and most equiptment was saved, along with 12 people he awoke to get out of rooms. rooms filled with water, but one small cabin which had two people in it washed down the river only minuits after he woke them to get out. he says I just did what needed to be done. it will not be as pretty as other times but they hope to be up and running by mid next week. no I don't work there. LOL

  • chrisdanger posted at 12:16 pm on Thu, Jun 10, 2010.

    chrisdanger Posts: 1

    My thoughts go out to everyone down in NB and thankfully the loss of life was low in this situation. Im curious, as I was to head down there next weekend, will river activity on the guadalupe be reopened for tubing or will it be closed down until further notice?

  • stacylhm posted at 10:12 am on Thu, Jun 10, 2010.

    stacylhm Posts: 1

    To Mr & Mrs Abernathy and other rescuers,
    Thank you very much! I'm not positive but believe that the call you made helped rescue my co-workerss father. Of four family members involved, three were rescued but one did not make it. A very sad situation.
    Everyone's efforts to help others in need are greatly appreciated!

  • Bedap22 posted at 8:44 am on Thu, Jun 10, 2010.

    Bedap22 Posts: 2

    We camped at RRC too in sites 22&23 got there Friday and was suppose to stay until Wednesday but we left on Tuesday cause it was raining & radio said 50% on Wed too. So we decided to leave. SOOOOO glad we did. I hope everyone got out alright. Prayers are with all up there. If anyone has in pictures of RRC I'd like to see them. I can't believe how fast that happed and I thank God we decided to leave. I was there with my 2 teenage sons, 2 of thier friends, my Dad (70) and me (a Mom) I would have been freaking out.

  • Bedap22 posted at 8:37 am on Thu, Jun 10, 2010.

    Bedap22 Posts: 2


  • OldBoater posted at 10:29 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    OldBoater Posts: 4

    wyattsmommy and others. Yes the Blastenhoff portion of Schlitterbahn is scheduled to open tomorrow (reduced rate maybe like Surf'n'save?) I don't know if the main/original park will be open since they use Comal River water and it's pretty stirred up/muddy right now. The Gruene outfitters got hit BAD, I go through there every morning and am curious to see who's still standing. I hope Bubba's Big Deck is back soon.

  • cjp83237 posted at 7:54 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    cjp83237 Posts: 1

    We camp at River Road camp every year and went thru '02 floods. Barely got out. Well we were there this week. I listened to the rain all night long and got up to check river about 10 times. Finally at 2:00 am this morning I got all 6 of my family members and we packed up in 15 minutes and were out before anybody was up and back in Alvin by 6am. I woke my neighbors up to warn them. We were lucky to get out this morning before any roads were flooded. Believe it or not we are coming back next week with about 40 of us to bring tax dollars. If river is not clean we will be there anyway. Hopefully RRCamp is functional. I pray for all visitors and residents.

  • debordel posted at 7:18 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    debordel Posts: 3

    Thanks for the update wyatssmommy! I did find that Blastenhoff (sp?) portion will be open tomorrow. Hopefully, they will get the rest of it up in the next few days. Things are looking up a little. I hope all you guys come through all of this well. Our prayers are with you all!

  • wyattsmommy posted at 6:14 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    wyattsmommy Posts: 1

    debordel ---- i did read that you were still gonna make your trip down to new braunfels. just wanted to let you know someone from schlitterbahn was on the news and said they expect to be open by 10 am thursday (tomorrow)....

  • debordel posted at 5:43 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    debordel Posts: 3

    Thanks for your responses. I checked with Landa RV and they are still open, just have to put the RV's on the top level. Guess we'll still come and make the best of it. I feel for all of you guys going through this mess. We've experienced a few of these ourselves at times and they are no fun. Prayers are with the residents who have been affected.

  • NB Apostate posted at 5:00 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    NB Apostate Posts: 1

    debordel, it could take a while before they let people back on the river. It probably flooded far upstream and they most likely will be draining Canyon Lake for several days. Also, snakes, debris, etc. make the river dangerous until it gets cleaned up.

  • kristineep posted at 4:40 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    kristineep Posts: 2

    I'd definitely call before you come. My guess is the clean up will take a minimum of a week...if not more depending on the extent of the damage. It certainly won't be operational/functional this weekend.

  • debordel posted at 4:09 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    debordel Posts: 3

    We're suppose to be coming up this weekend to spend a week. Anyone know what the weather is suppose to do the next few days? I've seen it flood before in NB but never actually been there when it did. How quickly do the Guadalupe and Comal subside? How bad is Schlitterbahn?

  • kristineep posted at 3:38 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    kristineep Posts: 2

    Per my mom (she's off Fair Lane & Candlewood), they had no notice of the flooding until they were already trapped in their neighborhood. It must've come on really fast for their to be such little notice...

  • cmercado posted at 2:13 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    cmercado Posts: 54

    The house fire took the life of one 18 year old dog but all humans were ok but lost everything in the fire.

  • NBCITI posted at 1:50 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    NBCITI Posts: 3

    It was a surprise to be sure. What's amazing is that while it was happening Officials were telling us it wasn't that bad . The radio reports encouraged people to stay home if they could but if they had to get to work drive carefully. I wonder if any of those high water rescues were because people thought they had to get to work.

  • bhertzing posted at 1:37 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    bhertzing Posts: 1

    Unbelievable. It appears the river outfitters didn't even have time to move equipment to higher ground.

  • fannywells posted at 12:37 pm on Wed, Jun 9, 2010.

    fannywells Posts: 1

    The picture of the lightening strike is of a house up the hill from us. It burned to the ground! We'd like to know if the occupants are ok.