Onion Creek residents allowed to return home

Onion Creek residents waiting to get back into neighborhood. (Justin Hobby/KXAN News)
Onion Creek residents waiting to get back into neighborhood. (Justin Hobby/KXAN News)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — People who live along Onion Creek in Southeast Austin have been allowed back into their homes as of Saturday morning. The main point of entry is William Cannon and Pleasant Valley and residents are required to prove that they live there before they will be allowed in.

City crews have assessed road conditions in the neighborhood. For those whose homes are uninhabitable, the Dittmar Recreation Center will remain open to provide them shelter and basic support services.

The following areas were evacuated on Friday morning:

  • Neighborhood east of Onion Creek and south of William Cannon to Running Water
  • Neighborhood south of William Cannon and east of Pleasant Valley

App users: Tap here for map of evacuated area.

According to the National Weather Service, Onion Creek at U.S. 183 saw its second highest flood on record at 39.12 feet, which was just slightly below the Oct. 31, 2013 flood of 40.15 feet.

The City of Austin is offering residents shelter from rain and floods at these locations:

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