courtesy Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody

Rains clearing after flooding prompts some evacuations, rescues in WilCo

September 22, 2018 - 10:55 am
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WILLIAMSON COUNTY (KJCE) -- Rains are clearing Saturday morning after torrential rains fell overnight in portions of Williamson County.

Some 3-6 inches of rain fell, with more rain still falling through Saturday morning. The southeastern part of the county was affected, with another heavy round of rains impacting the western portions of Williamson and Travis counties alongside Burnet County, prompting Flash Flood Warnings to be issued. All of the Flash Flood Warnings expired as of 9 a.m. Saturday.

A River Flood Warning for the south fork of the San Gabriel River at Georgetown remained in effect until early Saturday afternoon. The river crested just above 24 feet, which is about 15 feet above flood stage. The river is expected to drop back below flood stage by Sunday morning.

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody reports that several water rescues were taking place across the county. More than 60 guests at a wedding venue near Liberty Hill had to be evacuated when they became trapped by quickly rising waters, according to Austin Fire officials.

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