Download PDF version: Texas Floods Situation Report
|Initial Situation Summary October 31, 2013 Volunteers monitored severe flooding event in Texas, Hashtag #atxfloods follow @TxDOTAustin and get current road conditions on http://www.drivetexas.org/Full/’|
As of 2:18pm local Time https://twitter.com/austintexasgov reported that 1,100 homes evacuated in Onion Creek area. Residents will be advised when they can return. The public can View http://atxfloods.com for updated information.
Austin Government asked citizens to use 9-1-1 for urgent calls only. Otherwise, call 3-1-1. A strong, upper – level storm system, deep tropical moisture from Tropical Storm Raymond (in the Pacific) and moist low – level flow from the Gulf of Mexico over the Southern Plains on Wednesday, collided over Central Texas to produce a significant to extreme flooding event over the Southern Plains, particularly over Central. This resulted in significant flooding this morning .
Hays & Comal County: Much of Hays County and areas of northern Comal County were placed under a Flash Flood Emergency as significant life threatening flooding was ongoing. Rains of up to 10 inches may have fallen across areas from Canyon Lake and to Wimberley to just north of San Marcos. Rising water and flooded roads pose a significant threat to life. The Blanco and San Marcos Rivers were expected to be in flood conditions through the morning hours. Stay off the roads as numerous roads are impassible. Numerous swift water rescues continue across much of the area Source Txdps
Residents near the river should pay close attention to the latest forecasts over the next few days and be prepared to evacuate. http://kvue.com/news/Major-flooding-forecasted-for-areas-near-Colorado-River–230060941.htm
National & Regional Links
|Austin Police Dept [email protected]_Police|
DisasterReadyAustin.com & http://austintexas.gov/
|Emergencies – Dial 9-1-1Non-Emergencies– Dial 3-1-1Power Outage – (512) 322-9100|
|@austinenergy reported 5,500 customers currently w/o power in scattered locations. Flooding delays some area restoration efforts earlier in the day.@TexasGasService@AustinWater asks that folks avoid Onion, Marble, Williamson, Bull, Lake, and Brushy creeks. All municipal drinking water is unaffected.|
Traditional l Media and blogs
Maps and Situational awareness reports
|ATXFloods.com flood mapCurrent updates via ATXFloods Map Sitrep 04 – Multiple counties impacted|
TX Dept. of Public Safety Sitrep home page
Rainfall map from NOAA: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx/?n=rainfall.htm
|Sustain||Sustain is food shelter water – are shelters being opened, where (add it below)? Is there a soup/feeding solution being offered where when? Is ice or water being provided where when?|
|The American Red Cross of Central Texas has opened two shelters and is supporting two more shelters for families displaced by flooding in Travis, Hays and Williamson Counties.Shelters are available at the following locations:Travis County: |
Parker Lane United Methodist Church, 2105 Parker Ln, Austin, TX
Northwest Fellowship Church, 13427 Pond Springs Rd, Austin, TX
Hutto Middle School, 1005 Exchange Blvd, Hutto, TX
Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley, TX
Find actual information here: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/austin/tx/Red-Cross-opens-shelters-in-Austin-and-surrounding-areas
|Reunite||Use Text messaging or update your social media status if voice lines are busy. Also, you can contact the Red Cross for assistance. See http://redcross.org/find-help|
|American Red Cross of Central Texas2218 Pershing DriveAustin 78723|
Animals in Disaster
|List of Texas Animal Sheltershttp://bit.ly/HheN4aList of Texas Veterinarians|
Donations (In kind or physical donation needs)
|“The KVUE Insider” (TV) is compiiling a list for in kind donations on their Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/KVUEinsider?ref=stream&hc_location=stream|
Urgent Needs Information
Transportation, Infrastructure and Road Conditions:
|@TxDOTAustin and get current road conditions on http://www.drivetexas.org/Full/ @AUStinAirportFlood waters have receded & Burleson Road on the south side ofAustin Airport has reopened. |
Via TXDPS Sitrep 04:
SH – 53 @ Pond Creek (West of Rosebud City limits and East of FM 1963 Spur);
FM – x373 Between Reagan and Rosebud
Roads where water is or is closed to coming over roadway.
SH – 6 @ Little Brazos River – NB shoulder covered (Between FM – 1373 and FM – 46) ; and FM – 413 @ Big Creek (Between CR 280 and CR 215) .
Freestone County: Minor evacuations reported due to flooding from Turtle Creek and no reports of rescues or injuries. No requests for State assistance. FM 80 at MM 346 are closed due to flooding.
Milam County: No reports of evacuations, rescues or injuries. No requests for assistance. Roads currently closed: FM485 west at Elm Creek; US77 north at the Falls – Milam County line . Closed overnight – FM437 at CR101; FM2268 at the creek; and FM1915 at Big Elm Creek. Water ove r multiple local area roads including FM485 east at Walker`s Creek; FM486 at CR428 at Alligator Creek; and FM908 from the airport to CR318
@austinfiredept By order of the Fire Chief, Barton Creek and Lady Bird Lake have been closed through noon tomorrow due to high water and significant debris.
Austin Fire Dept [email protected] @JosephDuran512 Crews in the area have been notified. Please let them know we hope to have someone there soon.
Fakes and Mistakes
|Woman swept away in creek rescued & grateful via Kxan.com|
|Volunteers||Volunteers reporting in: Alice, Christoph, Chris, Cindy, Cat|