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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas i1l CROP I New Braunfels More flood Pages New Texas 11 Friday 1985 25 Cents 24 Pages Sections County dries out as flooding subsides Rain gauges hit 13 inches police busy By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer When the clouds opened they really opened The thunderstorms that began Wednesday night continued to belt Comal County most of the day dropping from 4 to 13 inches of rain in the Bulverde and other communities in the western portion of the county received the most with 13 inches reported on Ammann Road 12 in Spring Branch and 10 at the Spring Branch post office inches at the Bulverde Air Park and inches in downtown More reports show in ches on Lakeview Drive inches on FM1863 and Caverns Road in Fischer on Kuehler Avenue on FM 306 and on North Loop Heavy rains wreaked havoc for drivers the county as low water crossings were And those who did try to maneuver the roads soon found out how treacherous the water In lowlying streets were also causing car New Braunfels Police John Wommack said his men were kept busy most of Thursday with cars stalling in high We had a few fender but most of the calls turned out to be stalled cars and some cars that had hit the water and slid off the he There were a lot of calls we couldnt do anything because we couldnt get to We were he adding that patrolmen were dispatched to 31 calls between and That number doesnt include the calls that came in that policemen couldnt get Several lowlying city streets were closed Wommack including parts of West San and Wright See Page 7A ftk 4 K jr iki residents assessing damage By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Clemens Dam looked like a miniNiagara Falls Thursday afternoon Soggy state LESLIE KRieWALDT HERALD EI I UNG Two feared drowned as rain soaks Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two persons were missing and feared drowned in the wake of flash flooding following heavy rains that drenched a vast area of sending water over roads and families fleeing from rising flood A boy was missing and feared drowned after he vanished while playing in a rainswollen creek in Wichita Falls and a 19yearold youth disappeared while walking along a spillway in North Central Police were to resume their search today for Paul who apparently drowned while playing with another boy in a creek in Wichita Falls Thursday The boys were floating on an in nertube when Delaney was caught in the the Wichita Falls Times RecordNews reported About 30 miles southwest of Wichita authorites planned to resume their search today for Steve of Archer Bitner was walking across the Lake Kickapoo spillway when he was swept into the pool below Thursday Archer County authorities Creeks in Wichita Falls spilled over their banks Thursday afternoon forcing some residents from their James Red Cross disaster action team said at least 30 people had signed in at the citys Red Cross shelter Thursday and more are ex pected as floodwaters continue to In the Texas Hill residents were rescued from rooftops and others were pulled from vehicles at lowwater crossings after torrential downpours flooded the area Mobile homes near Wimberley were swept away by the Blanco and several vehicles were washed off roadways in and Blanco where the heaviest rainfall was In San a wildlife rehabilitation compound was heavily damaged by and 20 to 40 animals were By Thursday most creeks and rivers were again within their but parts of 20 miles west of New were still isolated by receding floodwaters from the Cibolo Texas National Guard troops on maneuvers near Bulverde rescued five residents from A helicopter carrying a television press crew was used to rescue two sanitation workers whose truck was being swept away by floodwaters in Comal County near the Bexar County See Page 7A After heavy rains dumped at least 17 inches of rain in parts of Comal and Bexar the Schertz city manager said he thought the worse was was I Jim Gilmore said Friday Cibolo Creek rose about 1819 feet between 23 Thursday and blocked traffic between Schertz and Ran dolph Air Force But we were able to resume traffic a bout Then the heavy water came down about Thats when the Cibolo crested at feet at the Farm to Market 78 It was a real booger there bet weeen and last Gilmore When it there was no evidence of a The water was at least six feet above Some residents of a mobile home park on the south side of FM 78 were also evacuated due to the fastrising Its the first time waters gotten into that area since Gilmore The water didnt get into the but some people decided to pull out their smaller trailers and leave as a precautionary While residents of the Bulverde RoadBulverde Lane area were also being evacuating due to high Spring Branch mail carrier Wayne Sams was doing what he does best delivering the We were able to complete all but one portion of our rural Spring Branch Postmaster Shirley Eismann We had 10 inches of rain and some of it did get inside the Post It came through the front from Cypress which is usually just a dry creek She added the Post Office operation is back to normal Weve got a little bit of cleanup to do is By 5 debris was already being cleared from the runway at the Bulverde Air Owner Thompson said water See Page 7A Bulverde family rescued from roof Inside Raging water forced a Bulverde her two sons and the family cat to wait out Thursdays downpour on the rooftop of their home in Canyon View we were on theroof my children and Tom Lillian Conrey We took a Bible up We sang songs and read Psalm bet we were really a Comal County Civil Defense workers used a heavyduty personnel carrier to reach the Conrey home near the confluence of the Cibolo and Indian creeks late Thursday mor We had less than a foot of water in the but I wasnt taking any It was rising so Mrs Conrey put a aki bejt on the and I had life jackets on the My husband had gone to and everything was fineWhen things he couldnt even get back to help The ordeal lasted about an hour tot Conrey and her and But it seemed lot with lightning Ming all around Cojirey fett like were out in the middle of a or stranded on an You what they say about you can control but you cant control water is so It was and I hope it never happens she Claude Erving and his wife who live up the road from the put in the distress call to the Civil Defense that helped save I know it sounds like a big but our phone was the only one Erving was just the neighborly thing to Erving said her husband called the Comal County Sheriffs Civil Defense and the Bexar Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department for Every one of them were very she sjud Its good feeling to know fyeryhaSyii ihere pilchjng in times like Weve lived here for 12 and weve seen the water But this was Weve never seen it that high or aligning that WWIffF Once Civil Defense Erving boarded the personnel carrier and Page 7A Water Watch Comal up 186 Canyon down Canyon Dam up 500 Edwards up Canyon Lake level lup Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy and warm today and Saturday with highs in the 90s and lows in the Southerly winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 It will be fair Yesterdays high was 85 and this mornings low was Sunset tonight is at and sunrise tomorrow is at CLASSIFIED 4128 COMICS CROSSWORD 2B PEAR ABBY IB DEATHS 2A HOROSCOPE OPINIONS 4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS 5A SPORTS STOCKS 2A TV LISTINGS 3B WEATHER Helping hand Humane Society seeks aid for SA shelter The Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area is taking donations to help out its Bexar County coun terpart the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation shelter at Interstate The Wildlife seven years was wiped out by a raging Leon Creek Wednesday Volunteers and workers spent long hours trying to save the 200 wild animals at the which was home to a mountain and Founder and director Lynn Cuny said she is looking for between 50 and 200 acres of higher ground on which to rebuild the But for the shelter just needs food and money to get The Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area is going to take said Humane Society president Cynthia Dry dog dry cat food and scratch for or Donations can be taken to the local 1922 IKuehler Checks can also be mailed to the Society at Box New Texas A fund also has been established at Northside Bank at 4011 San San Texas Phillips said she hopes to have enough donations to take to the Wildlife refuge by the middle of next The Humane Society is trying to help them in their desperate she Were the Society going to send them a Theyre doing a fantastic thing in getting in wild animals they take in wild animals from New They need all the help they can DANA OVERSTREET Steamy roofs bring fire calls Staff writer Everyone knows where theres theres fire but where theres theres not always as many people found out Thursday when the sun began to dry After the sun came the New Braunfels Fire Department began receiving a rash of house fire but these turned out to be only steam on the Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhafan After three or four of these calls turaed out to be steam coming off the the marsM We had people tafce another look before we sent fire trucks running all over the With the suns intense heat drying up all the rain what appeared to be smoke turned out to be steam in every And though the fire department ususally gets steamed about false when they are the firemen take a more relaxed ;