This Texas flooding is getting way serious. Lake Travis is at 107% of it’s official capacity. The Colorado River is already above flood stage and the LCRA has 3 gates open and a week of more rain is forecast. Bastrop Tx neighborhoods have already been flooded by heavy rains with more to come. There has been a tidal wave of emergency water removal requests from Bastrop, TX.
Flash flooding has forced mandatory evacuation of Rosenberg in Fort Bend County. Residents are ordered to leave their flooded homes as the Brazos River has risen above flood stage and still rising and is expected to reach record level of 53 feet today.. Five people had died in the flooding, which stemmed from heavy rains that started on Thursday, and have persisted throughout Memorial Day weekend.
Dallas, Houston and San Antonio have suffered from serious flooding this may. Some areas have had more that 20 inches of rain in a 24 hour period.
This morning forecast here in Austin calls for more rain all across the hill country every day this week. It seems there’s no end in sight. We fear it’s not over.