Uvalde County officials are reporting that heavy early morning rain has led to flash flood warnings in their area. The National Weather Service has reported that 8 to 9 inches of rain fell over this area in less than 3 hours.
Reports coming in from the area state that emergency helicopters were seen rescuing stranded people from trees and cars at the Chalk Bluff Park campsite.
Officials state that its believed that the Nueces River was more than 2 feet above flood stage.
Law enforcement officials are reporting that many people were left stranded in trees and on roofs of vehicles because of flooding from the Nueces River near the Chalk Bluff Park campsite in Uvalde County.
Parts of Uvalde County, which has been suffering an extreme drought, got up to 8 or 9 inches of rain fell in the span of about 3 hours early Sunday morning the National Weather Service is reporting .
“Even as the rain was ending in some areas, flood waters continued to move down the from Nueces River, Dry Frio River, Indian Creek, Honey Creek, Fush Creek, Sycamore Creek and Miller Creek, the weather service said.”
Highway 55 has been closed between Uvalde and Camp Wood.
“At 7:30 a.m. CDT, the Nueces River was at 12.6 feet, according to the weather service. Flood stage is 10 feet.”
At 11:40 AM CDT, local emergency management officials continue to report dangerous, life-threatening flash flooding occurring in portions of northwest Uvalde County.
Eagle Pass Fire Chief Manuel Mello has reported that he received a call for assistance and has sent the EPFD Swift Water Rescue Team to assist in the Search and Rescue efforts.
Up to now, its unknown as to how may people exactly have been taken by the high rising waters that swept Uvalde County.
Update: As of 7:30pm over 20 individuals have been rescued from high water situations.