More than six inches of rain falls in twelve hours in San Antonio, causing major flooding. Water reached the fifty-foot level at Olmos Dam, only ten feet from the top. Six people are killed and property damage is estimated at $8 million. ($100 million in 20190 dollars.)
San Antonians are suffering through one of the driest years in city history. Only 9.02 inches of rain has fallen thus far – and 1954 is three-quarters past.
Rampaging rivers, fed by torrential downpours are threatening to go out of their banks today in the area near San Antonio. Mainly, the Colorado and Guadalupe rivers are of concern to area residents.