After nearly a month of on and off rain, we are really starting to feel it here in Austin. As I was driving in this morning, listening to Fox & Friends, Doocey reported that there were "fast-water rescues" happening here in Austin! statesman.com is reporting:
The rainfall has led to widespread road flooding and closures, and forecasters warn that flooding will continue as waterways flush the heavy rainfall from their systems. Austin-Travis County EMS officials report that several swift-water rescues are in progress, and that there are "multiple reports of persons trapped in fast moving water atop vehicles, on roof tops, or clinging to trees."
The weather page on statesman.com appears to be a good source of information on road closures and general Austin weather. The Austin-Travis County EMS website has a press release up that they have been updating throughout the morning.
If you or someone is trapped in a flood, follow these safety tips: