Heavy rain and thunderstorm cause floods in Austin

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 8:52 pm    

A 12-hour nonstop rain caused flash floods throughout the Austin area on Sunday, October 13. Water levels rose up to more than 28 feet, which closed major roads and prompted rescue operations.

National Weather Service meteorologist Pat McDonald reported that mud and flood debris are being removed from South Austin roads. Heavy rain will persist until Tuesday and flash flood warnings are still in effect, according to forecasts.

A mobile home park south of a subdivision in Austin was flooded, and flood advisories were also in place in surrounding counties. Organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival were forced to cancel the last day of the two-weekend event as well.

The flood situation is expected to last several days, according to a spokeswoman for the Lower Colorado River Authority.

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