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A boat and a cypress tree settled on the Blanco River bridge on Ranch Road 12. The bridge is about 35 feet above the base of the river. In 2015, the floodwaters reached as high as 44.9 feet. Photo by Richard Mason/ via The Wimberley View

Devastation, rebuild and recovery on the five year anniversary of Memorial Day weekend flood

Editor’s Note: Many of the quotes about the night of the flood are excerpts from “Wimberley: Epic Flood Tests a Small Town’s Strength.” The book can still be purchased at the Wimberley Village Library. This story was shortened for length. For the full story visit — wimberleyview. com/news/'epic'-wimberley-flood-2015.

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Rapidly rising water temporarily trapped both evacuated residents and first responders outside of Half Price Books and Pizza Hut on the morning of May 24. Daily Record file photos

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Above, water fills the roadway on State Highway 80 after massive flooding between May 23 and May 24.

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A rescue team prepares to enter the floodwaters.

Recalling the 2015 Memorial Day weekend flood

As Memorial Day weekend arrives, so does the 5 year anniversary of the devastating 2015 floods that claimed the lives of 11 Hays County residents.


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