Saturday, October 31, 2015

Special Needs Students Are Rescued in Texas Floods

As a floodie, my heart goes out to these children and families. I hope they get the ongoing support that will be needed. - JR

Special Needs Students Rescued in Texas Floods (PHOTOS)

As floods and possible tornadoes made their way across a swath of Central Texas on Friday, first responders rescued special needs students on a school bus stranded in floodwaters.
According to the Bexar County Sheriff's Twitter account, officers helped rescue students and adults from a school bus stuck in flood waters on a scenic loop. The team helped bring four special needs students and two adults to safety. The Twitter account reports that all received medical help as part of the rescue. 
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the bus was headed to Los Reyes Elementary School around 7:10 a.m. local time when it was stuck in floodwaters. 
The storm system responsible for the flooding that resulted in this rescue is drenching much of the Lone Star State. San Antonio officials have reported more than two dozen road closures.
Severe weather is expected to continue throughout the region throughout the day and even into the weekend. 
"The threats are two-fold. First, warm and very humid air coupled with an approaching southward dip in the jet stream will spawn severe thunderstorms, some of which may spawn tornadoes, in Texas and the Deep South through Saturday," said meteorologist Jon Erdman. "Secondly, areas of slow-moving, heavy rain will trigger flash flooding in Texas and Oklahoma through early Saturday, then spread into the Lower Mississippi Valley and Deep South later Saturday. This flood threat includes San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston."

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