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‘Rain bomb’ soaks area
by Joe Baker
May 30, 2013 | 2158 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The Escondido Creek rises nearly to the level of this bridge on the outskirts of Kenedy After heavy rains soaked Karnes County and other parts of South Texas on Saturday.
Contributed photo The Escondido Creek rises nearly to the level of this bridge on the outskirts of Kenedy After heavy rains soaked Karnes County and other parts of South Texas on Saturday.
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Area meteorologists called it a “rain bomb” as the Memorial Day weekend brought heavy rainfalls across South Texas.

Areas across Karnes County received rainfall amounts ranging from three to seven inches.

Flash flood and tornado warnings were issued for Karnes County Saturday and several funnel clouds were reported in the area.

The National Weather Service detected a tornado between Kenedy and Runge on radar, but there are no confirmed reports that it ever touched down or caused any damage.

Area rivers and creeks swelled beyond their banks forcing the closure of many roads and highways.

Pettus was especially hard hit, with flooding of many businesses in the downtown area along U.S. Highway 181.

Visit mySouTex.com to see video of flooding in the downtown Pettus area.
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