KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | Aggieland News

Central Texas Storms Force River-Area Evacuations

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Some homes along rain-swollen Central Texas rivers have been evacuated and schools delayed opening amid flooding and high-water rescues.

The National Weather Service on Thursday issued flash flooding warnings for Travis, Comal, Hays, Freestone, Limestone, Anderson, Bastrop, Caldwell and Lee counties.

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services reported some rescues in Hays County, including word of people clinging to trees or wading through high water. Police in San Marcos, 30 miles south of Austin, say homes along River Road were being evacuated.

An emergency shelter was set up at a community center in Wimberley, 30 miles southwest of Austin, after flooding along Cypress Creek prompted evacuations. The Hays County Independent School District, Wimberley ISD and Dripping Springs ISD delayed classes until mid-morning.

Officials had no immediate reports of injuries.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 230063711 - kbtx.com/a?a=230063711