Austin flooding has led to evacuations of low-lying areas in Central Texas. What is being described as torrential rains has led to the Austin flooding, with more bad weather on the horizon. According to a report from Thursday (Oct. 31), overnight rains dumped as much as 15 inches in some areas. This has caused a huge area where rivers are swelling and homes a being put in serious danger in the Central Texas area.
One neighborhood southeast of the city has a creek expected to crest at 41 feet from its normal seven feet. That is an immense amount of water spilling over the banks and creating extremely dangerous areas. Trevor Boucher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Nashville, Tennessee, spoke about how this is affecting trick-or-treating in the area. He stated that city and county officials were calling his office to find out if they should proceed with Halloween activities. He stated, "Postponing is not a bad idea. It would be kind of irresponsible to say go ahead and go outside."
The good news in the area is that no injuries have been reported, despite entire neighborhoods getting evacuated. Even after this current storm passes, the weather service is stating that another one could hit next week due to a tropical storm brewing. As for the current Austin flooding, it appears that the situation is getting worse as night starts to creep in on the area.
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