October 2018 Hill Country Flooding

Between October 14 and 16, 2018, upwards of 8-10 inches of rain fell over portions of Llano and the western Hill Country, causing devastating flooding along the Llano River and into the Highland Lakes. Stay with Talk1370.com for the latest on this developing story.

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November 13, 2018 - 8:33 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- More than three weeks after a historic system-wide boil water notice, Austin Water has lifted emergency restrictions. The move means customers can resume outdoor water usage in line with the utility's Conservation Stage restrictions. "I want to thank our customers for their efforts...
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October 25, 2018 - 1:17 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Mayor Steve Adler has signed a formal disaster declaration for the City of Austin. Officials say it's a procedural step, bringing the city in alignment with other governmental entities that have already made the declarations. It will also allow for reimbursement of some of the city...
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October 24, 2018 - 9:01 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- As Austin Water enters its third day of a system-wide boil water notice, officials are opening five water distribution sites across the city. City and county officials have made arrangements to provide extra water for those with special needs, who are unable to boil water, or need...
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October 24, 2018 - 8:43 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The system-wide boil water notice affecting Austin Water is now mandatory, officials announced Wednesday morning. The utility says that as of October 23, standards for turbidity have been exceeded and Austin Water is officially required by the Texas Commission on Environmental...
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October 23, 2018 - 5:02 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- City of Austin officials urged continued conservation efforts as a city-wide boil water notice continues well into its second day - but emphasized that this will be a short-term problem. Austin Mayor Steve Adler downplayed earlier estimates from Travis County officials saying that...
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October 23, 2018 - 4:45 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The Austin area will be under the threat of more heavy rainfall Wednesday, prompting a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for the area. The National Weather Service says the watch goes into effect at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, lasting until 7 p.m. Wednesday night. It covers Travis,...
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October 23, 2018 - 11:09 am
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (KJCE) -- With about 80,000 of its residents affected by Austin Water's current water situation, Williamson County officials have issued a disaster declaration. County Judge Dan Gattis ordered the activation of the county's Emergency Operations Center as of 10 a.m. Tuesday morning...
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October 23, 2018 - 8:08 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- As Austin enters its second day under a city-wide boil water notice, city officials continue to urge residents to reduce their water usage to prevent a critical situation from getting worse. Austin Water officials say the city's treatment plants are able to treat about 105 million...
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October 22, 2018 - 9:08 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Store shelves across Austin are quickly emptying after a city-wide boil water notice was issued Monday morning. Grocery stores across the area reported lines and cleaned out shelves early this morning, as word of the boil water notice spread. Store managers say they are working on...
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October 22, 2018 - 8:25 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- After a relatively dry weekend that allowed area lakes to stabilize and begin to drop, the possibility for heavy rains will return early this week. Forecasters say widespread totals of 2-4" are possible across Central Texas through Wednesday. Officials say grounds already saturated...
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