Austin made the national news once again.
Heavy rains have fallen over Austin for more than a week,
but Saturday night and Monday afternoon
the rains were torrential, filling creeks and
rivers with fast moving water.
Shoal Creek Bridge At Park Entrance On Lamar
Shoal Creek runs through west Austin
down to the Colorado River, known as Lady Bird Lake,
where the river flows through downtown Austin.
Looking South Down Lamar ~ Photo by Jill Pewet-McCann
The rains started mid afternoon, but by
late afternoon they had moved out
leaving flooded streets behind.
Austin rescue teams were posted at major bridges
ready to assist and rescue if needed.
By 8 PM water continued to
roar down Shoal Creek.
But the bridge over the creek near
our neighborhood was back to normal.
Remember it had been completely covered
with roaring water just hours earlier.
~ SAVE YOURSELF ~
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!
Austin is in the heart of what is called
Flash Flood Alley.
Flash floods are considered the leading
natural disaster in Central Texas.
Photo of Missing Corpus Christi Families That Was Posted On The Web
The small village of Wimberley, TX,
just a few miles south of Austin, was devastated
Saturday night when the Blanco River crested
at over 40 feet, washing homes off their foundations.
My heart aches at the news of the loss,
especially the missing families from Corpus Christi
who are long time friends of many of my own friends.
Continued prayers and hope that these families will be rescued.
B is for Breaking News,
but A is for Appreciation,
and I'd like to once again thank
my blogging friends for all the recent emails
of concern for our safety here in Austin.
We are safe and fortunate to be high and dry.