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US: Heavy rainfall and flooding reported in Texas October 15-16

Heavy rainfall and flooding reported in Texas October 15-16, leaving at least one person dead and prompting evacuations; bridge collapse reported in Kingsland (Llano county) October 16

16 Oct 09:22 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 10/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Llano (Llano county, Texas), Kingsland (Llano county, Texas), Kimble county (Texas), Burnet county (Texas)

Event

Heavy rainfall and flooding have been reported in south-central Texas from Monday, October 15, into Tuesday, October 16, leaving at least one person dead in Burnet county and prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders near the Llano River in Llano (Llano county). A portion of the FM 2900 bridge had reportedly collapsed in Kingsland (Llano county) on Tuesday, as well, and water was overflowing from a creek onto Interstate 10 in Kimble county as of Tuesday morning. Emergency services also performed several water rescues in the region due to flooding.

Further forecast rainfall may exacerbate flooding and lead to additional transportation disruptions, evacuations, and water rescues in south-central Texas over the coming days.  

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions prior to setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Remember that walking or driving through floodwaters can be dangerous; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

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