Emergency officials prepare for flooding on Plum Creek in Kyle

Plum Creek in Kyle
Plum Creek in Kyle in November 2015 (KXAN Photo)

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — Emergency officials are preparing for possible flooding that may impact homes and property in communities near the Goforth/High Road Dam in Kyle.

Plum Creek Conservation District is releasing water in that area, which will likely affect the following roads: Cotton Gin, Bunton Lane, Dacy Lane, S. Plum Creek, and Gristmill, according to Hays County.

In the next few days, residents may see more emergency personnel in the area, including Hays County Sheriff’s deputies, county road crews and emergency response personnel, including firefighters.

While no action is needed by residents in the area as of 5 p.m. June 1, being informed and prepared can keep everyone safe and avoid disaster, the country urged.

Several homes were damaged during flooding on Plum Creek during the Halloween weekend floods in 2015.

The county recommends the following steps:
1. Sign up for notifications from WarnCentralTexas.org. This is a regional effort that notifies residents of emergencies. It’s free and you just need to include your mobile phone number to immediately receive emergency information. If you don’t have internet access, call 866-939-0911 to register your phone.
2. Visit haysinformed.com for the latest updates on the situation.
3. As a precaution, prepare yourself and your family to take emergency action up to and including evacuation if necessary. If you are requested to evacuate, follow evacuation instructions. Remember, Hays County is known as flash flood alley, and it is always important to be aware of changing weather situations that may affect you.

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