Hurricane Karl puts a damper on many Live Oak County events
by Rita Arnst
Sep 22, 2010 | 1180 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hurricane Karl brought heavy showers to the Coastal Bend area throughout the weekend. Pictured is an 18-wheeler making a wide right turn onto Alexander Street from U.S. 281.
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Although striking land far south in Mexico, Hurricane Karl brought numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms over the Coastal Bend last weekend.

The Three Rivers High School football game was canceled after seven minutes on Friday night (Sept. 17) due to heavy rainfall and lightning.

On Saturday, the Brush Country Big Buck awards presentation was postponed due to bad weather. However, organizers plan to reschedule the event. One young hunter, Jeremy Bednorz of George West braved the weather to hunt dove. He said, “Doves still fly in the rain and I didn’t want to miss opening weekend.”

By Sunday, since the soil was already saturated, rainfall runoff resulted in widespread flooding. Certain areas of Live Oak County received seven inches of rain. Roads were slick with rain, reducing the friction with tires; however, there were are no reports of road closures.

Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue to develop throughout this week.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service, many locations within the Coastal Bend have received tremendous amounts of rain during the past few days and should expect an additional one to four inches of rain.

Additionally, excessive rainfall will run off and likely result in widespread flooding. A flash flood watch means that flooding of small streams, creeks and other drainage areas is possible. People should keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flash flooding occur or if a flash flood warning is issued.
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