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Lightning hits San Antonio hotel, guests evacuated

 

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Heavy rain in parts of Texas has flooded roads, left campers stranded and forced evacuation of a hotel during a weather-related fire.

San Antonio firefighters early Friday responded to a Holiday Inn where lightning blew a hole in the roof.

The estimated 50 guests were safely evacuated and the fire extinguished.

Austin-Travis County EMS reports 13 campers on an island in the Colorado River were evacuated Friday amid concerns their canoes and kayaks could not safely navigate the fast-moving water. A helicopter safely transported the men to land.

Forecasters say the Austin and San Antonio areas recorded nearly 3 inches of rain since Thursday night, prompting street flooding. Storms earlier Thursday swamped some North Texas roads.

About 10,000 CPS Energy customers in the San Antonio area were without electricity Friday.  

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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