Texas Prepares for 1M Visitors During Eclipse

As hundreds of thousands are expected to descend on a Texas county of 44,000 residents, located about 30 miles northwest of San Antonio, to get a view of the Oct. 14 annular eclipse, local first responders are getting ready for the crowds.

“We have been preparing for 18 months,” Kendall County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Fincke told San Antonio TV station KSAT on Friday. “We’ve looked at a lot of after-action reports from places where the 2017 eclipse went through. And we’ve taken those and tried to learn from them.”

The county is expecting between 800,000 to 1.5 million visitors to witness the moon blocking out the sun around 11 a.m. local time.

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