No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


Minnesota Trapline Products
Please support our sponsor for the Trappers Talk Page - Minnesota Trapline Products



Topic Options
Hop to:
#6344862 - 10/10/18 04:14 PM Junction, Texas flooding
Cedar Hacker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 393
Loc: Texas Hill Country
The sleepy little Hill Country Town of Junction, Texas with a population of 2,400 where we used to hold our fall convention every year, was hit by a flooded South Llano river early Monday morning. 5 inches of rain had fell overnight but 12 to 14 inches had fell overnight upstream to the South and West.

The water destroyed a RV park that had many tents, trailers and motor homes in it.
45 people were pulled from the water using life vests and ropes, 19 were rescued by helicopters and boats.
4 people remain missing. They were working on a pipeline in the area. 1 man is from San Angelo, TX. and 1 woman and two men from Alabama are still being searched for this afternoon.

It is possible more may be missing as there was also a free overnight camping area nearby and it is unknown if anyone was staying in it.

I hope and pray they find those missing. The water was the highest it has been since 1935. Flood stage is 16 feet and the level at noon Monday was measured at 35.3 feet. The river has actually come down 3 times as rain continued to fall to the Southwest. The river receding and rising again has hampered search operations.
_________________________
Nature is my religion, the earth is my Church
Gun control is using both hands


Top
#6344876 - 10/10/18 04:38 PM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
Cedar Hacker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 393
Loc: Texas Hill Country





_________________________
Nature is my religion, the earth is my Church
Gun control is using both hands


Top
#6345067 - 10/10/18 08:43 PM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
trapdog1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 330
Loc: Iowa
That's crazy. Hope everyone is found safe!

Top
#6345147 - 10/10/18 11:20 PM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
KSlongliner Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/09/08
Posts: 1201
Loc: KS
Did it get over I-20 there at junction? Will keep these folks in my prayers. Got friends down at Camp Wood and they are flooded badly down there as well.

Top
#6345170 - 10/11/18 02:57 AM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
Sheepdog1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/15/15
Posts: 928
Loc: Livingston, Texas
It will be difficult if not impossible if they got caught in that swift water, they are most likely under as much rock and sand as that truck is buried in. I hope they are up on a hill somewhere but logic and experience tells me otherwise.
_________________________
The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day!!

Top
#6345207 - 10/11/18 05:48 AM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
Ron Marsh Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 1560
Loc: PA Venango Co.
Prayers for the people and the searchers.
_________________________
PTA Lifetime #131N. Salvation Army CSM
Stakes: Why leave them?
ALWAYS John 3:16 814-677-2564 http://marsh.20megsfree.com

Top
#6345429 - 10/11/18 11:49 AM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: KSlongliner]
Cedar Hacker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 393
Loc: Texas Hill Country
Originally Posted By: KSlongliner
Did it get over I-20 there at junction? Will keep these folks in my prayers. Got friends down at Camp Wood and they are flooded badly down there as well.


That is I-10 over at Junction and the land flattens out between the park and the highway so it spread out and did not go over the interstate. It looked like a lake at the interstate.

All that rain fell up in the Rocksprings area so some went towards Camp Wood/Barksdale as well as Junction.
_________________________
Nature is my religion, the earth is my Church
Gun control is using both hands


Top
#6345443 - 10/11/18 12:15 PM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Sheepdog1]
Cedar Hacker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 393
Loc: Texas Hill Country
Originally Posted By: Sheepdog1
It will be difficult if not impossible if they got caught in that swift water, they are most likely under as much rock and sand as that truck is buried in. I hope they are up on a hill somewhere but logic and experience tells me otherwise.


I tend to agree with you.
There is lots of rugged and remote country between Junction Lake LBJ and if they did wash further downstream and got out they could possibly wander for days. So they could still be in the river or lost out in that country and possibly never be found in either case.

They are still missing this morning. Family members and friends came in from Alabama and Florida yesterday to help with the search.
Three of the missing are from Escambia County, Alabama.

50 troops from Camp Mabry were sent up to help but they pulled 35 of them out and sent them to Florida hurricane area.
_________________________
Nature is my religion, the earth is my Church
Gun control is using both hands


Top
#6345665 - 10/11/18 08:23 PM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
bandy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 473
Loc: Tazewell/VA
Was that the campground down the road from where the convention was in the spring.

Top
#6345666 - 10/11/18 08:26 PM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
bandy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 473
Loc: Tazewell/VA
Was that the campground down the road from where the convention was in the spring.

Top
#6345667 - 10/11/18 08:26 PM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
bandy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 473
Loc: Tazewell/VA
Was that the campground down the road from where the convention was in the spring.

Top
#6345725 - 10/11/18 10:36 PM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: bandy]
Cedar Hacker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 393
Loc: Texas Hill Country
Originally Posted By: bandy
Was that the campground down the road from where the convention was in the spring.


No, that RV park is on the North Llano.

The one that flooded is to the South and all the way through town and across the bridge on the South Llano.
The town sits in the V just above where the North and South Llano rivers join. Thus the name Junction comes from where the two rivers meet.

Two bodies were found this afternoon about 9 miles below the campground. They were found on the bank where the water had receded.
No information will be released until an autopsy is completed in San Antonio.
_________________________
Nature is my religion, the earth is my Church
Gun control is using both hands


Top
#6345738 - 10/11/18 11:29 PM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
KSlongliner Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/09/08
Posts: 1201
Loc: KS
Yea i get the two interstates mixed up. Thanks for imforming us!

Top
#6345758 - 10/12/18 01:00 AM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 7571
Loc: evansville Indiana age72
You was stuttering a bit there bandy. Lot of people out grow that problem, so good luck to you.

Top
#6345848 - 10/12/18 07:41 AM Re: Junction, Texas flooding [Re: Cedar Hacker]
bandy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 473
Loc: Tazewell/VA
Its this gray hair thats what im blaming it on anyway. Will be praying for the people there this spring was my first time in Texas and I enjoyed it great people. Hoping to make the trip back down for another convention in the spring and get in a turkey hunt.

Top