Struck by tragedy, family learns to be grateful for each new day
by Leah Reynolds on May 23, 2016 in news
The Blanco River was only supposed to rise to 17 feet the night of May 23, 2015, but Theresa Graves felt an uneasiness. She opted to stay awake while her family slept peacefully in their riverside Wimberley house.
Graves was monitoring her phone app, which displayed updates about water levels, when the predicted numbers nearly doubled.
“At 11:45 that night,” she recalled, “the levels jumped from 17.4 feet to 34 feet in one update. At that point, I knew we needed to go.”
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