Hays County Emergency Information

Flash Flood Statement

 

National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX

Caldwell TX-Hays TX-Guadalupe TX-Bastrop TX-Lee TX-Fayette TX-

1126 PM CDT SAT AUG 26 2017

 

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 AM CDT FOR

CALDWELL...SOUTHEASTERN HAYS...NORTHEASTERN GUADALUPE...BASTROP...LEE

AND FAYETTE COUNTIES...

 

At 1118 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain along a San

Marcos to Bastrop to Smithville to La Grange to Fayetteville line

with moderate rains elsewhere in the warned area. Up to 12 inches of

rain have fallen in and near this line and above 4 inches elsewhere.

Rainfall rates were increasing in the line of heavy rains. Rivers

and streams are running high with some in flood and this heavy rain

will aggravate the flooding overnight, especially in Bastrop and

Caldwell counties where numerous recent or ongoing water rescues

have occurred. Travel is discouraged.

 

Some locations that will experience flooding include...

San Marcos, Kyle, Lockhart, Bastrop, Luling, Giddings, La Grange,

Smithville, Lexington, Shelby, Martindale, Uhland, Mustang Ridge,

Niederwald, Staples, Fayetteville, Round Top, Fedor, Muldoon and

Tanglewood.

 

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 8 inches are possible in the

warned area.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

 

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the

dangers of flooding.

 

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.

Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate

precautions to protect life and property.

&&

LAT...LON 2981 9670 2974 9679 2978 9732 2961 9791

      2993 9804 3008 9779 3002 9771 3020 9750

      3028 9745 3050 9708 3055 9694 3046 9690

      3026 9668 3024 9674 3020 9674 3016 9679

      3014 9677 3017 9669 3015 9665 2996 9657

$$

CP

MRI: 24819279 IN: NLET 112247 AT 26AUG2017 23:26:40

OUT: 79X1 722 AT 26AUG2017 23:26:40

Posted by Kharley Smith Sunday, August 27, 2017 12:07:00 AM