• slidebg1
    90 Miles Long
     
     
    Blanco River Texas
    The Blanco River affects 384,000 residents of Blanco, Hays, Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties


Epic Floods Hit Communities along the Blanco River IN 2015

blanco riverOn Saturday May 23rd 2015, Memorial Day Weekend, a massive storm system stalled over the Texas Hill Country and caused historical flooding of the Blanco and San Marcos Rivers. A literal wall of water swept downstream taking out homes, trees, bridges and unfortunately lives. As the river increased from a volume of 700 Cubic per second to over 70,000 CFS in less than 4 hours residents near the rivers had little time to react. At one point the Blanco river doubled in size in 3 seconds and increased 10 fold in just over 30 seconds. As this wall-of-water swept through the cities of Wimberley, San Marcos and Martindale, the lives of thousands of people would be changed forever in a matter of minutes. Ultimately 2700 households would file an IA claim with FEMA and more than 400 homes would be listed as totaled or destroyed.

Then as many of the homes were being cleaned out, repaired and in a few cases families returning home, a second disaster struck on October 30th 2015 when a massive and extremely intense storm system dropped up to 6 inches of Rain per Hour for multiple hours. This second disaster, to be known as the All Saints Flood added to the heartache and burden of those who survived the Memorial Day Weekend event. In many cases people would throw their hands up and give up all hope, but not the people of Blanco River Regional Recovery Team. That is when BR3T hit the ground running and fought to make sure that these and future events do not destroy the Spirit of Central Texas.

BR3T is the designated Long Term Recovery Organization for Blanco, Hays, Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties and will remain as a permanent organization to also assist in future disasters.


Flood Recovery

The Blanco River Regional Recovery Group is designed to aid in long term recovery following the devastating Memorial Day & All Saints Day Floods of 2015.

For many people, though, getting access to long term assistance is incredibly difficult.


Our Mission

To strengthen area-wide disaster coordination in Blanco, Caldwell, Hays and Guadalupe counties by sharing information, simplifying resident access, and jointly resolving cases with unmet needs.


Our Services

It's important to us to be as clear about what we do. These are our support teams that help in every area of recovery.

  • Case Management
  • Volunteer Services
  • Donations
  • Construction Management
  • Public Information
  • Spiritual and Emotional Support

Serving These Communities

The BR3T comprises 4 counties along the Blanco River and the cities within them:

Blanco - Caldwell - Guadalupe - Hays

We serve the people in the incorporated and unincorporated areas to help them recovery from disaster. Our office is at 801 W. MLK (Dunbar Center) San Marcos, TX 78666.

Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 512-677-9701. “Sign up for our weekly Email newsletter" and stay up to date with our progress.


facebook
 

On our official community Facebook site you can follow the posts of the people affected by the tragedies and all the people donating time, material or money to help these communities rebuild from the Memorial Weekend and All Saints Weekend disasters of 2015.

Follow Us!

Every Family Needs to Plan for Disaster

If you had to evacuate tomorrow would your family be ready to go? Do all family members understand where to go? How to get back in touch with each other? What to take with them? These are all questions that should be addressed in a Family Disaster Action Plan.

BR3T is proud to provide this Family Disaster Action Plan template to help you in this planning process as part of our Prepare in a Year Texas initiative.

The BR3T office staff is available to answer any questions you have about serving on any of the committees. Call 512-677-9701 during business hours or email BlancoRiverRegional@gmail.com.