Posted on July 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM
Wednesday, Jul 11 at 8:01 PM
The storms that rolled through San Antonio and Bexar County Wednesday morning dumped as much as six inches or rain in parts of the Alamo City.
As soon as the rain water started running down streets and creeks, that's when the barricades started going up.
During the morning hours, fire crews responded to about a dozen high-water rescues in and around the area.
Power was knocked out to as many as 5,000 customers at one point.
Barbara Hudson didn't experience any power outages - but she was witness to what she called a "white water rafting" river outside her home.
Hudson lives near Wilson Street, just feet from a trench that's about 12 feet deep. During the rains, it rose just enough to cover where Wilson St. crosses.
"It was awful," says Hudson. "The water came in such a rush and rage in half an hour. Over the top of the bridge... making it impassible for cars to get across on Wilson."
Stories like hers were told across San Antonio as the rains fell.
Crews worked to pick up downed trees, power lines, and other debris.
And the forecast calls for more rain in Bexar County.
By early evening Wednesday most of the power had been restored and major and minor roads had been cleared. Still, with more rain in sight, officials urge residents to use caution and heed warning signs.
"We needed the rain. we don't need the flood," adds Hudson.