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Flooding Around San Antonio Leads To Nearly 40 Water Rescues

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 SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Parts of South Texas have been swamped with up to 7 inches of rain leading to dozens of high-water rescues and street closures.

National Weather Service forecaster Brett Williams says areas of San Antonio were inundated with rain Monday morning.

The San Antonio Fire Department responded to about 40 high-water rescues, including several people safely removed from a van caught on a flooded street. Officials say no one was hurt.

Some roads around San Marcos were also closed due to high water that prompted a flash flood warning. Texas State University in San Marcos, about 40 miles northeast of San Antonio, canceled classes Monday afternoon amid weather concerns.

In addition, two South Texas counties have been declared state disaster areas following the heavy rain and flooding. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the disaster declarations for Atascosa and Wilson counties. The state disaster designation helps clear the way for government assistance.

The storms are expected to move on by Tuesday.

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