Flash flooding…….Several High Water rescues in Medina County today

A stranded driver on CR 761 near Charlies Bar outside Devine this morning, Sunday September 9.

SUNDAY, Sept 9,2018–Authorities are asking residents to stay home and avoid travel if possible. Emergency crews have already been toned out for at least three high water rescues in Medina County today, Sunday Sept.9.

One high water rescue occurred this morning in the Devine area on CR 761 near Charlies Bar and Mike’s Garage. Two other high water rescues were progress, one along FM 471 near LaCoste and another in the along CR 2615 in northern Medina County. Other rescues have occurred in the Lytle on FM 2790 and Moore.

Devine Volunteer Fire Department was toned out for a car  stuck in high flood waters around 9 am this morning.

“A car stalled and the driver was waist deep in water. The car is still out there,” according to Christian Jones from Devine VFD.

Medina County Emergency Managment issued a statement that FM 462 is closed from CR 331 to Tarpley due to flooding. Areas north of Hwy90 are also experiencing flash flooding. Most creeks have risen or are beginning to, they stated.

“At this point we are just trying to get the word out for everybody to stay indoors and use extreme caution if they must travel,” said Medina County Emergency Manager Kieth Lutz.

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James and Mary Tomey posted this amazing video online of flood waters coming into Verde Creek at Hwy 173.

Hondo Creek by James Tomey.

FM 2200 outside Devine
Zig Zag in Devine
Along FM 2200 submitted by Christian Jones
Submitted by Katie Cashion
Near Devine Elementary School submitted by Michelle Vinton
CR 665 Submitted by Deanna Johnson
“My driveway this morning!” submitted by Linda Holder, Lytle TX