Bexar County

Bexar County has a new website designed to help save lives by letting people know when low water crossings become flooded.

Public Works Director Renee Green addressed Commissioners Court on Tuesday about the High water Alert Lifesaving Technology, or HALT website.

“Each one of these green dots obviously represents one of those sites and the individual citizens can go in and subscribe to the site. They can click on the dot that interests them and they can get email and text notifications when that site becomes active," Green says.

The floods that hit Louisiana last month were caused by rainfall that was unlike anything seen there in centuries. Most of the southern part of the state was drenched with up to 2 or 3 inches in an hour. A total of 31 inches fell just northeast of Baton Rouge in about three days; 20 parishes were declared federal disaster areas.

Climate scientists and flood managers suspect there could more like that to come — in Louisiana and in other parts of the country.

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Over the past week, the Brazos River has risen to its highest level in more than 100 years. The rains that caused the overflow have led to at least six deaths in Texas.

Meteorologists are predicting that some 10 inches of rain will fall in the Houston area over the next several days. If so, we may be looking at another round of devastation in the fourth largest city in the nation. Houston has activated its emergency operations center.