Nepal Flood 2014

Texas Flash Flooding

Download PDF version: Texas Floods Situation Report

What Happened
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 ‏@Austin_Police
DisasterReadyAustin.com  & http://austintexas.gov/
Emergency Numbers
Emergencies – Dial 9-1-1Non-Emergencies– Dial 3-1-1Power Outage – (512) 322-9100
Communications
Utilities
@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
http://www.ksat.com/
Twitter
@Austin_Police@AustinHSEM@austintexasgov

@ksatweather

@TxDPS

@CenTexRedCross

@AISD_Alex

Hashtags
#ATXFloods #ATXflood
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/DisasterReadyAustinhttps://www.facebook.com/AustinFireDepartmenthttps://www.facebook.com/austincert

https://www.facebook.com/KSAT12

https://www.facebook.com/wilcogov

https://www.facebook.com/TravisCountyTX

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

Survive
Hospitals
http://theagapecenter.com/Hospitals/Texas.htm
SustainSustain 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?
Shelters
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

Williamson County:

Hutto Middle School, 1005 Exchange Blvd, Hutto, TX

Hays County:

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

ReuniteUse 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
Red Cross
American Red Cross of Central Texas2218 Pershing DriveAustin 78723

Phone: 512-928-4271

URL: http://www.redcross.org/austin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedCrossofCentralTexas

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CenTexRedCross

Animals in Disaster
List of Texas Animal Sheltershttp://bit.ly/HheN4aList of Texas Veterinarians

http://bit.ly/1f67DeZ

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
TBD
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:
Roads currently closed:

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.

Picture Links
  1. Photo at Burleson/Emma Browning Rd. entrance to Richard Moya Park. #atxfloods pic.twitter.com/MCOjg371ZM
  2. Photo from Air 1 at South Pleasant Valley Rd. and William Cannon. pic.twitter.com/iiDaZuZo8K
    Our whole neighborhood is trapped, bridges out over Onion and Bear Creek on Twin Creeks Road #Statesman #Flood #Atx pic.twitter.com/VHPinwhkP3
  3. Canella and other streets that flooded smell strongly of gas. The water was strong enough to move cars. pic.twitter.com/40elt1rna1
  4. Parents in @HaysCISD trying to get to Pfluger E.S.-take 2001 to Spanish Trl. Other end of Windy Hill Rd washed away pic.twitter.com/QARjUw2IpG
  5. Anxious times at Pleasant Valley and William Cannon. Only rescue boats being allowed past tape. #ATXFloods pic.twitter.com/qSnDFxQNBa

 

SMEM dialogue:
Joseph Anthony ‏@JosephDuran512 My brother, grandpa, aunt and cousins are stuck on there roof top in the flood. Please keep them in your prayers.

Austin Fire Dept ‏@austinfiredept @JosephDuran512 Crews in the area have been notified. Please let them know we hope to have someone there soon.

 

Photo album fromTravisCountyTX

 

Fakes and Mistakes

Fake Photo:  https://twitter.com/pollard_avery/status/395918651510898688

Video
Woman swept away in creek rescued & grateful via Kxan.com
VolunteersVolunteers reporting in: Alice, Christoph, Chris, Cindy, Cat

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