Disaster declaration signed for Travis County flooding

Thoroughbred Farms home on Citation Avenue damaged by severe weather for the second time in 7 months (KXAN Photo/ Kylie McGivern)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Due to the damage done to homes and businesses from the flooding on May 27, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt signed a disaster declaration for Travis County on Tuesday. The declaration requests assistance in helping residents and cities recover from the damage sustained from heavy rains during Memorial Day weekend.

The disaster declaration covers all incorporated cities in Travis County. The Thoroughbred Ranchettes subdivision in southeast Travis County was one of the main areas that sustained flood damage. Several homeowners along Plover Place in Del Valle had to be rescued when their homes become inundated with floodwaters.

One person died after the truck he was in was swept away on Farm to Market 812 near SH 130 during the overnight hours of May 27.

Travis County officials say damage assessments are ongoing. With the declaration, municipalities, including the City of Austin, can apply for state and federal financial assistance.

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