Hays County Commissioners Court Proclaims Flood Awareness Week, Honors Flood Victims and Survivors with Moment of Silence
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday proclaimed May 23-27 as Flood Awareness Week in Hays County and remembered the victims of the 2015 Memorial Weekend Flood with a moment of silent reflection during Court on the one-year anniversary of the devastation.
Wimberley Mayor Mac McCullough addressed the Court and thanked the Court and all County employees for their help during the Memorial Weekend flood. “You backed us every step of the way,” he said.
The proclamation signed by the Court notes that flooding can happen anywhere, anytime and without warning, and encourages citizens to become more educated about flooding and emergency preparedness.
“It’s been a tough morning for a lot of people, particularly the families of the 12 lives that were lost and our hearts and prayers go out to those families today as they have since the flood,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley said. “We’re forever grateful to our first responders, our law enforcement, our personnel and the thousands of volunteers who came to our aid.”
Countywide emergency information and emergency road closure information is available at www.HaysInformed.com and residents and visitors are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at www.WarnCentralTexas.org.
On the one-year anniversary of the Memorial Weekend flood, officials and first responders from throughout Hays County gathered as the Hays County Commissioner Court proclaimed May 23-27 as Flood Awareness Week in Hays County and observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims. Cathy Montgomery with Wimberley EMS holds the proclamation.