LIVE BLOG: Harvey’s flooding threat to Central Texas

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hurricane Harvey made landfall late last night and has weakened and slowed considerably. This live blog will continuously update as new information comes into the KXAN Newsroom.

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20178:27 am CST

Good Morning – The latest on Hurricane Harvey is as follows:
Category 2 Hurricane, it had winds of 110 mph, just 1 mph short of the Category 3 Threshold. Hurricane Harvey is expected to be a major Category 3 hurricane when it hits the Texas coast Friday night.

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20178:29 am CST

The majority of the KXAN Viewing Area is under a Flash Flood Watch. Remember, TURN AROUND. DON’T DROWN.

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If you are traveling in or out of ABIA over the next couple of days, the airport urges your to check with your airline about cancellations or changing your travel schedule.

Quick links to each airline’s policy are available here: http://kxan.com/2017/08/23/harvey-and-its-impacts-on-airlines-this-week/

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20179:40 am CST

Police have now closed Rockport Beach, where David Yeomans was live this morning.

Kate Winkle August 25, 20179:45 am CST

Police in New Braunfels have temporarily closed the Comal River and Guadalupe River. Recreation is not allowed.
They also recommend people not drive on local roads unless necessary.

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20179:58 am CST

BREAKING: Hays County now under Tropical Storm Warning

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The city of Austin has opened two shelters for out of town evacuees. The city is prepared to open shelters for Austin-area residents if the need arises.

MORE: http://kxan.com/2017/08/25/central-texas-evacuation-shelters-open/

Kate Winkle August 25, 201712:15 pm CST

Del Valle ISD announced Meet the Teacher & all DVISD weekend activities canceled, due to the weather situation.

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 201712:28 pm CST

Rose Newberry tells us a National Hurricane Center update is due in at 12:55 p.m., it will tell us whether or not Harvey has strengthened.

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The 1 p.m. Central Advisory from the National Hurricane Center indicates Harvey is still a Category 2 hurricane:

SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT…1800 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…27.1N 96.3W
ABOUT 85 MI…140 KM ESE OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS
ABOUT 90 MI…145 KM S OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…110 MPH…175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…945 MB…27.91 INCHES
Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20171:17 pm CST

Gov. Greg Abbott is addressing Texans ahead of Hurricane Harvey. WATCH LIVE: http://kxan.com/live-stream-2/

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20172:05 pm CST

The 2 p.m Update has upgraded Hurricane Harvey to Category 3 with maximum sustained winds at 120 mph.

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Austin Pets Alive! is looking for volunteers to foster dogs and cats as they receive animals evacuated from coastal shelters.
Details: http://kxan.com/2017/08/25/fosters-needed-for-shelter-animals-due-to-harvey/

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20173:07 pm CST

KXAN’s Jody Barr reports he’s seen home improvement stores sell out of generators in Austin.

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20173:12 pm CST

Flood warnings have been issued for rivers in Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette and Hays counties ahead of anticipated rainfall.

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20173:17 pm CST

Here is an update from LCRA as Hurricane Harvey approaches:

  • LCRA has closed lakes Bastrop and Fayette
    to recreational boating because of dangerous conditions caused by
    Hurricane Harvey.
  • LCRA is closely monitoring the storm and
    has staff on duty round-the-clock at the River Operations Center and each
    of the dams along the Highland Lakes in case floodgate operations are
    needed.
  • See the LCRA Hydromet for
    rainfall totals, lake levels and streamflow throughout the lower Colorado
    River basin.
  • Matagorda Bay Nature Park, Oak Thicket
    Park and Park Prairie also are closed. For more information, see the
    LCRA Park Alerts page.
Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20173:27 pm CST

The outer bands of Hurricane Harvey have arrived in Austin. Check out this time-lapse video sent to kxan.com/reportit of the view of downtown from the 27th floor of the Frost Tower.

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Hurricane Harvey Remains a Category 3 level and intensifying rapidly. It is forecast to make landfall in Texas Friday night. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, just 5 mph below the Category 4 threshold.

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20174:28 pm CST

Here is the latest “forecast cone” from Jim Spencer:

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SHELVES CLEARED: The water aisle at H-E-B at William Cannon and Brodie Ln. as taken by Lisa Quenon and submitted to http://kxan.com/reportitkey

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20174:42 pm CST

Here’s the latest on Harvey from Jim Spencer:

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20175:12 pm CST

JUST IN: Texas State has cancelled classes on Monday. Check our full list of event cancellations here: http://kxan.com/2017/08/24/storm-forecast-could-impact-weekend-events/

Patrick Tolbert August 25, 20175:15 pm CST

David Yeomans reports power lines are down in Rockport, Texas as winds are gusting 60 mph

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Hurricane is now a Category 4 with max sustained winds of 130 mph

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sandbags at House Park

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Due to persistent flooding issues during heavy rains, the city provided sand and sand bags Hutto Square and Creek Bend in an effort to help keep the neighborhoods from going under water during storms caused by Hurricane harvey.
The neighbors are filling the sand bags together to keep their neighborhoods dry, and we are proud of our city!

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COTA is offering free RV parking for people who are evacuating: As Texas braces for impact with Hurricane Harvey, many Texans will be displaced due to the severity of the storm. In order to give folks fleeing from the storm a place to stay, Circuit of The Americas has opened its Premium RV lot complete with hookups for water and power as well as access to showers and restrooms.

Spots must be reserved in advance. Please contact our RV Manager, Missy Natoli at 512-655-6226 or missy.natoli@circuitoftheamericas.com for availability and rates.

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We’re keeping track of cancellations here: http://kxan.com/2017/08/24/storm-forecast-could-impact-weekend-events/

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HEB on 620 in RR courtesy of Aaron Carpenter. It’s a madhouse!

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Jim Spencer is LIVE on our Facebook right now: https://business.facebook.com/KXANnews/videos/vb.46541548036/10155154188568037/?type=3&theater

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Just a reminder you can sign up for emergency alerts here: http://kxan.com/2017/08/23/how-to-sign-up-for-alerts-as-harvey-heads-toward-texas/

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TX National Guard on standby in San Marcos. Courtesy: Joshua Bazar

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Hurricane Harvey is making landfall right now in Rockport. http://kxan.com/2014/02/25/daily-forecast-2/

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Our David Yeomans is LIVE from inside the eye of Hurricane Harvey right now: https://business.facebook.com/DavidYeomansWX/videos/vb.495973543751506/1831175940231253/?type=3&theater

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We’re LIVE from now until 10 p.m. WATCH: http://www.kxan.com/live-stream

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Just a reminder, we’re on from 9-10:30 p.m. tonight as Harvey makes landfall.

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Check what our crews are experiencing in Rockport: http://kxan.com/2017/08/25/watch-kxans-david-yeomans-reporting-from-inside-hurricane-harvey/

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LIVE update from David Yeomans here: https://www.facebook.com/DavidYeomansWX/videos/vb.495973543751506/1831247633557417/?type=3&theater

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Jim Spencer is LIVE on our FB page: https://business.facebook.com/KXANnews/videos/vb.46541548036/10155154695218037/?type=3&theater

Calily Bien August 25, 201711:01 pm CST

NWS reports roofs being peeled back around Corpus and Rockport. Reports of buildings collapsed with people trapped inside.

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UPDATE: our crew in Rockport is being evacuated from the Fairfield Inn in Rockport due to damage to the building.

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UPDATE: KXAN crews are not being evacuated from the hotel now.

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Damage at the hotel where our team was staying in Rockport.

Calily Bien August 26, 201712:19 am CST

From the Caller Times in Corpus: Reports that the high school in Rockport is gone appear to have been inaccurate, according to the volunteer fire department in Rockport.“A part of the roof has caved in, but the reports that buildings have disappeared don’t appear to be accurate,” said Gillian Cox, the department’s public information officer.

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Harvey h as been downgraded to a Cat 3.

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Volleyball gym damage at Rockport-Fulton High School. A storm chaser took the picture.

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NEW TORNADO WATCHES FOR FAYETTE AND LEE COUNTY UNTIL 1 P.M. https://lintvkxan.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/tornado-watch.jpg?w=650

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Harvey is a Category 2 and it is expected to slow down through the day and meander over southeastern Texas through the middle of next week:

Current forecast; http://kxan.com/2014/02/25/daily-forecast-2/

Calily Bien August 26, 20175:17 am CST

Harvey drops down to Cat. 1, which is earlier than expected.

Kate Winkle August 26, 20177:28 am CST

A Tornado Warning is in effect for Bastrop and Lee counties until 7:30 a.m. It’s for a section on the county line.

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There are more than 293 customers out of power in the ERCOT region, with 157 circuits out of service as of 7:20 a.m.

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Fayette County reports no damages, injuries or flooding as of 7:43 a.m.

The Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management reports no significant issues as of 6:30 a.m.

Kate Winkle August 26, 20178:24 am CST

Corpus Christi has downed lamp posts and tree limbs. Its marina is nearly unscathed, save an awning ripped from a restaurant entrance and a wooden garbage bin uprooted and thrown.

DETAILS: http://kxan.com/2017/08/26/the-latest-corpus-christi-marina-mostly-unscathed-by-harvey/

Kate Winkle August 26, 20178:38 am CST

Fayette County reports water is rising at creeks and low-water crossings. It is working to clear roads of downed trees in the southwest.

Workers pre-deployed barricades at several low-water crossings.

CHECK HERE before you leave: http://kxan.com/weather/low-water-crossing-closings/

Kate Winkle August 26, 20178:54 am CST

Hays County and the City of San Marcos have activated their Emergency Operations Center as of 8:50 a.m. It will be staffed 24/7 until further notice.

No shelters are open at this time.

Residents of Hays County can call the non-emergency hotline with non-emergency disaster-related questions: 512-754-2291

Heavy rains were reported and some low water crossings are closed: http://kxan.com/weather/low-water-crossing-closings/

Kate Winkle August 26, 20178:57 am CST

All City of Austin Parks and Recreation facilities will close at 4 p.m., according to Austin Emergency Management.

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Barton Springs is operating as usual and officials are monitoring flood potential. All other pools are closed.

Kate Winkle August 26, 20179:00 am CST

All City of Austin Parks and Recreation facilities will close at 4 p.m., according to Austin Emergency Management.

Barton Springs is operating as usual and officials are monitoring flood potential. All other pools are closed.

Kate Winkle August 26, 20179:07 am CST

A car is swamped at the intersection of Terry-O Lane and Industrial Boulevard in Austin, according to Austin Fire Deoartment. The driver is safe but others should avoid the area.

Kate Winkle August 26, 20179:08 am CST

A car is swamped at the intersection of Terry-O Lane and Industrial Boulevard in Austin, according to an Austin Fire Info tweet. The driver is safe but others should avoid the area.

Kate Winkle August 26, 20179:15 am CST

TxDOT reports County Line Road at US 290 is blocked because of flooding. Avoid the area.

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Austin Fire Department reports it’s been dealing with arching power lines and wires, as well as alarm activations. There have been no downed trees or water rescues as of 9:16 a.m.

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 20179:32 am CST

Travis County Emergency Operations Center Update

About 138 hurricane evacuees are sheltering at the
Delco Center. They have capacity for hundreds more and can open more shelters
if needed, but they haven’t heard much from the state yet on whether that will
be needed today or how many more evacuees we can expect to see come in to the
Austin area today.

They also have city-owned buildings on notice and ready to become community
shelters, if needed.

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 20179:33 am CST

Travis County Emergency Operations Center Update

About 138 hurricane evacuees are sheltering at the Delco Center. They have capacity for hundreds more and can open more shelters if needed, but they haven’t heard much from the state yet on whether that will be needed today or how many more evacuees we can expect to see come in to the Austin area today.

They also have city-owned buildings on notice and ready to become community
shelters, if needed.

Kate Winkle August 26, 20179:35 am CST

INCREDIBLE VIDEO shows power flashes near Rockport, Texas.

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AFD says the water on Industrial Boulevard is not from a waterway — the rainfall has overwhelmed the drainage

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Austin Emergency Management says the National Weather Service flood warning and forecasted water levels shouldn’t affect homes. City of Austin staff are monitoring conditions in Onion Creek and others in Austin.

Kate Winkle August 26, 201710:33 am CST

INSIDE THE EYE: Video taken by “Hurricane Hunters” plane shows Hurricane Harvey from the inside. Courtesy @53rdWRS

Kate Winkle August 26, 201710:41 am CST

The Austin Salvation Army is on standby, ready to deploy in the next few days as they find out which areas are most in need, according to Major Andrew Kelly. It has already deployed seven mobile kitchens near Corpus Christi.

As for Austin assistance, the crew is stocking up on food in mobile kitchens where they can prepare 750 meals a day.

Kate Winkle August 26, 201710:44 am CST

The Colorado River at La Grange is currently at 5.85 feet. Flood stage is at 26 feet and is projected to hit 40.2 feet by Monday.

Kate Winkle August 26, 201710:48 am CST

Emergency management is activated in the Georgetown area at the Public Safety Training Operations Center

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 201711:09 am CST

PHOTOS: We’re getting a look at damage from Hurricane Harvey.

Kate Winkle August 26, 201711:09 am CST

POST OFFICES OPEN: The U.S. Postak Service says all post offices in the Austin/San Antonio areas do not have any issues with the storm and will be open Saturday. That includes ZIP codes beginning with 785, 786, 787 and 789. Rain, snow, sleet and hail … and hurricanes can’t stop the mail.

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 201711:10 am CST

Prisons evacuated
The Texas Department of Criminal justice says it is evacuating the Ramsey, Terrell and Stringfellow units in Rosharon as the Brazos River continues to rise.

The evacuations impact 4,500 inmates who will be taken to units in East Texas.

Kate Winkle August 26, 201711:12 am CST

David Yeomans is in Rockport with details of the damage there, and notes people have given him to tell their families they are OK: http://kxan.com/2017/08/25/watch-kxans-david-yeomans-reporting-from-inside-hurricane-harvey/

Kate Winkle August 26, 201711:16 am CST

DONATE to help Hurricane Harvey survivors: http://kxan.com/2017/08/26/how-to-help-hurricane-harvey-survivors/

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 201712:02 pm CST

We’re awaiting an address from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. you can watch it here: http://kxan.com/live-stream/

Kate Winkle August 26, 201712:39 pm CST

The City of Austin reports Barton Springs Pool will close Saturday at 4 p.m. The pool is prepared for possible future flood conditions.

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See what damage KXAN viewers are seeing from Hurricane Harvey: http://kxan.com/2017/08/26/photos-kxan-viewers-share-hurricane-harvey-pictureskey

Submit your own photos/videos: http://kxan.com/report-it

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 201712:52 pm CST

JUST IN: Harvey is now a Tropical Storm as it slowly continues moving inland.

SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT…1800 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…29.1N 97.6W
ABOUT 45 MI…70 KM WNW OF VICTORIA TEXAS
ABOUT 60 MI…95 KM ESE OF SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH…110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 2 MPH…4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…987 MB…29.15 INCHES
Patrick Tolbert August 26, 201712:53 pm CST

JUST IN: Harvey is now a Tropical Storm as it slowly continues moving inland.

At 100 PM CDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Harvey was
located by National Weather Service Doppler radar near latitude 29.1
North, longitude 97.6 West. Harvey is moving slowly toward the
north-northwest near 2 mph (4 km/h), and little motion is
anticipated during the next several days.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph (110 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the next
48 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).
Patrick Tolbert August 26, 20171:10 pm CST

Gov. Abbott has been speaking with mayors in towns impacted by Hurricane Harvey and offering “any and all help the State of Texas can provide.”

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 20171:15 pm CST

Gov. Abbott has been speaking with mayors in towns impacted by Hurricane Harvey and offering “any and all help the State of Texas can provide.”

There are about 1,450 evacuees in Red Cross Shelters, Abbott says.

About 338,000 power outages have been reported as a result of Harvey.

Abbott says there will be more than 1,800 service members in the Texas National Guard activated by the end of the day, Saturday.

There are 1,000 personnel assigned to Search and Rescue teams and have already made several rescues via helicopter.

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As of 1 p.m. Oncor reports 3,058 people do not have power in Round Rock and Pflugerville, while 88 people in Taylor are experiencing outages.

Austin Energy reports 3,105 customers do not have power in Austin. The largest area without power stretches along Mopac from US 183 to Lady Bird Lake, with 1,932 customers affected.

POWER OUTAGE INFORMATION: http://kxan.com/2017/08/25/austin-power-outage-information/

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 20172:05 pm CST

There has been one reported fatality in Rockport stemming from Hurricane Harvey, according to Aransas County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills, Jr.

Twelve to fourteen people suffered minor injuries during the storm.

The Rockport, Fulton and Aransas County communities lost several public buildings including the library, two practice gyms at the high school and an auditorium.

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There has been one reported fatality in Rockport stemming from Hurricane Harvey, according to Aransas County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills, Jr.

Twelve to fourteen people suffered minor injuries during the storm.

The Rockport, Fulton and Aransas County communities lost several public buildings including the library, two practice gyms at the high school and an auditorium.

Together with Judge Mills, the Mayor of Fulton, Jimmy Kendrick, said residents who evacuated from Aransas County should stay away until they’re told to come back.

When asked about what the community needs to begin recovery, Kendrick said,
“Right now we need a chance to get back on our feet and see what we do need.”

Judge Mills urged would-be donors to hold off until the county gets a full assessment of its needs, otherwise semis full of donations would arrive and have no place to go.

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 20172:24 pm CST
One dead in Aransas County, County Judge says

There has been one reported fatality in Rockport stemming from Hurricane Harvey, according to Aransas County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills, Jr.

Twelve to fourteen people suffered minor injuries during the storm.

The Rockport, Fulton and Aransas County communities lost several public buildings including the library, two practice gyms at the high school and an auditorium.

Together with Judge Mills, the Mayor of Fulton, Jimmy Kendrick, said residents who evacuated from Aransas County should stay away until they’re told to come back.

When asked about what the community needs to begin recovery, Kendrick said,
“Right now we need a chance to get back on our feet and see what we do need.”

Judge Mills urged would-be donors to hold off until the county gets a full assessment of its needs, otherwise semis full of donations would arrive and have no place to go.

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 20173:20 pm CST

In a news conference with Austin and Travis County officials, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt reminded residents, “It’s not a matter of whether we will see flooding it is a matter of where and when we will see flooding.”

“If you want to help there’s a way to do that by helping Red cross, (Austin Pets Alive!)” Austin Mayor Steve Adler said.

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Here’s a look at rainfall totals as of about 3:30 p.m.

Rosie Newberry reports Tropical Storm Harvey has stalled over Southeast Texas and will continue to dump rain on Central Texas for the next several days.

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A new round of forecast rain totals just rolled out:

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David Yeomans sent us this shot of the former parking structure at the Fulton Airport. Fulton is about 3 miles from Rockport, where David and the KXAN crew sought shelter Friday night as Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas coast.

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Photographer Todd Bailey snapped these shots in Rockport earlier today. He just got cell service enough to send these back.


Patrick Tolbert August 26, 20175:08 pm CST

(AP) — The National Hurricane Center says that what is now Tropical Storm Harvey is barely moving as torrential rains continue in Texas.

In the center’s late Saturday afternoon update says the center of the storm is about 45 miles (72 km) west-northwest of Victoria, Texas, and little motion is expected during the next few days. The center says maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph (104 kph). Additional weakening is expected over the next day or two. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 kilometers) from the storm’s center.
The hurricane says catastrophic and life-threatening flooding is expected across middle and upper Texas through Thursday, with isolated storm totals as high as 40 inches.
Harvey came ashore in Texas on Friday night as the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. A judge has confirmed one death and about a dozen injuries from the storm.
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Here’s a look at rain totals as of 5:30 p.m.

Now, compare those to about 3:30 p.m.:

Rain continues to fall in the Southeast part of the KXAN Viewing area.

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Disaster declaration for Bastrop County
Bastrop County residents who know their property typically floods are being asked to voluntarily evacuate their homes as a Disaster Declaration for Bastrop County has been issued.

Bastrop County Judge Pape has issued a declaration of disaster for Bastrop County. Please see below for declaration.

At 5:30pm today, August 26, 2017, Judge Paul Pape placed Bastrop County under a declaration of disaster from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. County-wide, rainfall exceeds 8 inches at this time and more rain is forecast and expected. With the tropical depression still south of our county, additional rainfall is imminent. Rainfall and winds have caused widespread damage, and this action is being taken to alleviate human suffering and protect property.
This declaration will allow Bastrop County to participate in additional state and federal assistance. It also provides for mandatory evacuations if that should become necessary. At this time, the Office of Emergency Management is asking all families who know their property is prone to flooding to consider voluntary evacuation. A shelter at the Smithville Rec Center, 106 Gazley, is open and manned 24 hours a day.

This order applies to all areas of Bastrop County, including municipalities. It is effective for 7 days, unless ratified and extended by the County Commissioners Court.

County Judge Paul Pape
Bastrop County, Texas
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All waterways in the City of Austin are closed until 6 p.m. Thursday.
The affected waterways include: all creeks within the City of Austin area; Barton Creek; Bull Creek; Lady Bird Lake; the entirety of Lake Austin from Mansfield Dam to Tom Miller Dam; and the Colorado River downstream of Longhorn Dam.
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KXAN Meteorologist David Yeomans sought shelter with three other KXAN employees at a hotel rated to sustain a Category 5 hurricane when the winds from Category 4 Harvey’s eye wall tore the walls from the hotel.

Patrick Tolbert August 26, 20177:43 pm CST
As hospitals along the coast fill up and some patients are transferred north to San Antonio and Austin, blood banks are asking the public to donate right now. Click here to find your nearest American Red Cross blood donation opportunity.

http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood

Calily Bien August 26, 20178:07 pm CST

Bluebonnet crews have made good progress on restoring power
outages during the day. However, a new band of heavy rainfall and high winds
resulted in new, additional outages across our service area, but particularly
in Bastrop and Caldwell counties. At 7:15 p.m. we reported 46 outages affecting
1,080 members.

Jim Spencer August 26, 20178:30 pm CST

The reach of Harvey has extended far beyond the center. Just today, 12 tornadoes were reported over the Houston area with one near Bryan-College Station.

Calily Bien August 26, 20178:49 pm CST

Flash Flood Warning for Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays and Lee County until 4:45am Sunday

Jim Spencer August 26, 20178:52 pm CST

FLASH FLOOD WARNING issued until 4:45AM for Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, and Lee county.

The National Weather Service in Austin San Antonio has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Caldwell County in south central Texas...
  Southeastern Hays County in south central Texas...
  Northeastern Guadalupe County in south central Texas...
  Bastrop County in south central Texas...
  Lee County in south central Texas...
  Fayette County in south central Texas...

* Until 445 AM CDT Sunday

* At 845 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across areas
  east of I-35 from San Marcos to Elgin to Tanglewood. Rainfall
  rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are being observed. Up to 10
  inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to
  begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  San Marcos, Kyle, Lockhart, Bastrop, Luling, Giddings, La Grange,
  Smithville, Lexington, Shelby, Martindale, Uhland, Mustang Ridge,
  Niederwald, Staples, Fayetteville, Round Top, Fedor, Muldoon and
  Tanglewood.

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 6 inches are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.

&&

Calily Bien August 26, 20179:23 pm CST

Caldwell Co. OEM had 2 water rescues this evening:

The first one was around Litton Springs area, people abandoned their car and self-rescued.

Second one was on FM 1322 near Luling where people drove into high water because the barricades were blown down.

No one hurt.

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PEC says Manchaca area customers have their power restored.

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2400 blk CR 471 Thrall closed due to high water.

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Calily Bien August 26, 20179:51 pm CST

The City of San Marcos will
open the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins at 11:30 p.m., as a shelter
for San Marcos residents who want to voluntarily leave flood-prone areas.

Calily Bien August 26, 201710:56 pm CST

Tree that fell on top of a car at Hunter’s Glen Apartments:

Calily Bien August 26, 201711:19 pm CST

Calily Bien August 26, 201711:37 pm CST

Heavy rainfall happening in Bastrop and Fayette County. NWS says it is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION in Bastrop County with multiple water rescues and many road closures.

Calily Bien August 26, 201711:40 pm CST

Message to Caldwell County Residents downstream from Plum Creek Conservation Dams:
August 26, 2017
Due to the high levels of precipitation several of the Plum Creek Conservation District Dams spillways have begun to bypass directly into the creeks below them. This will substantially increase the flow in smaller creeks downstream. If you live near a creek be aware of its flow and seek high ground before it floods.

Calily Bien August 26, 201711:56 pm CST

Eastbound lanes of SH 71 in Smithville is blocked due to high water.

Calily Bien August 27, 201712:09 am CST

Bastrop county is discouraging travel on all roadways due to extremely hazardous life-threatening conditions. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Calily Bien August 27, 201712:20 am CST

Caldwell Co. OEM says several people were rescued from homes along Old Colony Line Road: http://bit.ly/2wIxOKO

Calily Bien August 27, 201712:34 am CST

We took a hit at the KXAN Station — but we’re still on the air!

Calily Bien August 27, 201712:51 am CST

Bastrop County tells us that there are no active water rescues happening right now. Good news!

Calily Bien August 27, 201712:52 am CST

Calily Bien August 27, 20171:00 am CST

Jeremy Lowden sent us this video of Bastrop around 5 p.m. Saturday. It’s higher than that right now

Calily Bien August 27, 20171:16 am CST

UPDATE: All four Plum Creek dams are now utilizing overflow spillways. http://bit.ly/2wIxOKO

Calily Bien August 27, 20171:27 am CST

There are reports of water rescues in Smithville.

Calily Bien August 27, 20171:35 am CST

Flash Flood Warning for Bastrop, Hays, and Travis County until 5:00am Sunday. bit.ly/kxanwx #TXWX

Calily Bien August 27, 20171:37 am CST

Smithville mayor says 25 homes have water inside. People can head to the Smithville rec center to evacuate.

Calily Bien August 27, 20171:38 am CST

Smithville Mayor is telling people to stay put in their homes if there is water around them — they don’t want cars to create a wake to damage more homes.

Calily Bien August 27, 20171:41 am CST

The homes in Smithville that are flooding are drainage issues — not creek issues.

Calily Bien August 27, 20172:05 am CST

Bastrop Co OEM: Approximately 45 people are at the Smithville shelter. At least four voluntary and mandatory evacuations have been ordered.

Calily Bien August 27, 20172:27 am CST

Currently the Evacuations effective for Bastrop County are as follows:
– 2 Mile Lane from FM 153 to HWY 71 under Voluntary Evacuation
– 548 and 545 SH 95 (North of Bastrop) under Mandatory Evacuations
– Entire Ponderosa Road South of the 200 block under Voluntary Evacuation. Includes Brody Blvd, Baily Blvd, Peyton Place, Guinn Road, and Nut Lane.
– Crafts Prairie Road from Mesa Pinto Drive to Ponderosa Road

Calily Bien August 27, 20172:50 am CST

Onion Creek near 183 is forecast to reach moderate flood stage. This is NOT expected to impact homes but pay attention to forecast trends

Calily Bien August 27, 20172:54 am CST

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the counties in blue below:

Calily Bien August 27, 20172:58 am CST

The rainfall totals in Bastrop Co. area are staggering. Take a look: http://kxan.com/weather/austin-area-rainfall-totals/?vB

Calily Bien August 27, 20173:08 am CST

Between Bastrop and Smithville, they have seen around 3/4-1 inch of rain in the past hour, which is good.

Calily Bien August 27, 20173:24 am CST

If you need shelter in Smithville, the rec center is open.

Calily Bien August 27, 20174:43 am CST

We’ll be cutting in the top and bottom of every hour until we start our full newscast at 6 a.m.

Calily Bien August 27, 20174:48 am CST

A Smithville home with some flooding:
From Tone Anderson

Calily Bien August 27, 20174:49 am CST

Calily Bien August 27, 20174:59 am CST

City of Bastrop has opened a shelter due to HWY 71 road closure. Shelter at First United Methodist Church of Bastrop 1201 Main St.

Calily Bien August 27, 20175:01 am CST

FULL LIST OF SHELTERS: http://bit.ly/2w4uKXV

Calily Bien August 27, 20175:04 am CST

Westbound lanes of SH 71 in Smithville blocked:

Calily Bien August 27, 20175:50 am CST

Fayette County residents being told to prepare to evacuate if needed:

Fayette County residents should be prepared to evacuate

Calily Bien August 27, 20175:53 am CST

Calily Bien August 27, 20176:26 am CST

Harvey remains a Tropical Storm with maximum sustained winds of around 45 mph near the center with a motion of 1 mph to the SSE. (Located over Gonzales County)

Calily Bien August 27, 20176:27 am CST

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to weaken while staying nearly stationary near the Gonzales-DeWitt County border. Harvey will slowly slide to the southeast today and tomorrow back towards the Gulf Coast before eventually moving northeast and out of the region during the middle of the week.

Calily Bien August 27, 20176:52 am CST

If you have a flight that needs to connect in Houston, make sure you check your flight beforehand!

Calily Bien August 27, 20177:02 am CST

From ABIA:
13 flights to Houston cancelled
6 flights to Dallas cancelled
They are not anticipating any flooding but they say they have back up runways and things should be fine.

Calily Bien August 27, 20177:30 am CST

This morning around 5 a.m., a man was rescued from his truck on Highway 20 in Rockne.

Calily Bien August 27, 20177:36 am CST

Kate Winkle August 27, 20177:52 am CST

A video appears to show a road collapsed and overrun with water
near the Indian Lake Subdivision north of Smithville on Farm to Market Road
153.

Calily Bien August 27, 20178:00 am CST

Damaged tree on Grandview in Austin

Calily Bien August 27, 20178:03 am CST

Special Message
Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management
Sunday, August 27, 2017 7:48 AM

We urge all residents to only travel when absolutely necessary. Many roads have been flooded and suffered major damage. Some of the damage may not be apparent when driving. High winds have blown down many barricades and over 100 low water crossings are flooded.

The National Weather Service has indicated the storm will remain in the area and although the rainfall has lessened at this time additional rain bans will come through and flash flooding will be extremely hazardous.

Kate Winkle August 27, 20178:08 am CST

President Donald Trump tweeted he plans to visit Texas as soon as it’s safe.

Calily Bien August 27, 20178:10 am CST

Austin Water says a water hydrant damage in south Austin is causing water outage at the Texas Oaks subdivision and surrounding areas. He said they got a call an hour ago and it will take about another hour to fix it.

Kate Winkle August 27, 20178:31 am CST

Three low water crossings are closed in Round Rock. City officials say the main issue overnight was tree debris and crews are in the field to respond to any issues Sunday.

Flood gates are closed at Harrell Parkway, Old Bowman Road and Lee Street. Waterways have so far been able to handle the rain.

Residents can call the police non-emergency number at 512-218-5500 to report issues like debris in streets or flooding.

CHECK LOW WATER CROSSINGS HERE: http://kxan.com/weather/low-water-crossing-closings/

Calily Bien August 27, 20178:38 am CST

This is the Colorado River along Hidden Shores Loop in Smithville

Calily Bien August 27, 20178:40 am CST

Caldwell Co. says there is another water rescue on FM 1322 near Luling. Same place where a rescue happened last night.

Calily Bien August 27, 20178:46 am CST

Smithville ISD says they’re cancelling classes for Monday at this time.

Kate Winkle August 27, 20178:58 am CST

Two people have been rescued from the water on Farm to Market Road 1322 near Rolling Oaks near Lulling. Caldwell County officials say this is the second water rescue in that area within the last 6 or 7 hours.

Calily Bien August 27, 20179:01 am CST

We’ll keep updating the school cancellations list here:

School cancellations for Monday

Calily Bien August 27, 20179:04 am CST

Bastrop ISD has cancelled school for Monday, August 28.

Calily Bien August 27, 20179:09 am CST

FM 2571 at Copeland Hill in Smithville:

Kate Winkle August 27, 20179:18 am CST

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS for LaGrange, from Water Street to the Colorado River.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2wA60Ie

Kate Winkle August 27, 20179:44 am CST

Hays County reported relative calm overnight, but is expecting heavier rains into Sunday. Winds are still an issue and there may be debris on road.

The San Marcos Activity Center and city parks, as well as Hays county parks and recycling will be closed.

A shelter at San Marcos is open for shower facilities at this time. About 500 people are without power and winds made it difficult for crews to fix damage overnight.

Citizens in Hays County with non-emergency disaster-related questions can call a city-county hotline at 512-754-2291.

Kate Winkle August 27, 20179:45 am CST

The current stage for the Colorado River at La Grange is 33 feet, with moderate flooding at the moment. Major flooding is forecast, with a crest at 49.2 feet by early afternoon Monday.

Kate Winkle August 27, 20179:56 am CST

A KXAN viewer shared a video of what used to be a bridge and road downstream from Indian Lake near Smithville.

Kate Winkle August 27, 201710:04 am CST

BASTROP COUNTY FLOODING UPDATE: kxan.com/live-stream

Officials say all courts and city offices are closed.

When it comes to driving, Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape said “Rather than assume that they’re open, let’s assume they’re all closed.”

Kate Winkle August 27, 201710:09 am CST

BASTROP COUNTY FLOODING UPDATE: kxan.com/live-stream

Officials say all courts and city offices are closed.

When it comes to driving, Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape said “Rather than assume that they’re open, let’s assume they’re all closed.”

Kate Winkle August 27, 201710:12 am CST

All waterways in the City of Austin are currently closed – including Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin from Mansfield Dam to Tom Miller Dam.

Patrick Tolbert August 27, 201710:14 am CST

Giddings ISD will also be closed Monday.

Full list of closings here: http://kxan.com/2017/08/27/school-cancellations-for-monday/

Kate Winkle August 27, 201711:12 am CST

ROAD CLOSURE: Highway 29 is closed between Highway 90 and Colorado Road 366 between Circleville and Jonah. Waiter is covering the road.

Kate Winkle August 27, 201711:44 am CST

Flash flood warnings for Bastrop, Lee, Caldwell and Fayette counties have been extended until 2:45 p.m.

Check here for updates throughout the day: http://kxan.com/weather-alerts/

Kate Winkle August 27, 201711:53 am CST

Austin Fire Department is responding to calls like these, with arching power lines

Kate Winkle August 27, 201712:45 pm CST

SWIFTWATER RESCUE: Two adults and one child are being rescued from their RV off Misty Lane and Farm to Market Road 2720, according to Caldwell County Emergency Manager Martin Ritchey.

Kate Winkle August 27, 20171:23 pm CST

Hole in road on State Highway 21 at Spanish Trail near Uhland.

Kate Winkle August 27, 20171:30 pm CST

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: The Fayette County Judge has issued mandatory evacuations for communities along the Colorado River outside of La Grange.

Residents should gather belongings including important papers and medicine. They will have to leave no later than 3 p.m. Sunday and be prepared to be away from home for at least

Officials say they do not expect emergency responders to be able to reach places near the river after that time.

People can go to a shelter at Second Baptist Church at 1010 N. Von Minden in La Grange.

LATEST EVACUATIONS: http://kxan.com/2017/08/27/central-texas-evacuations/

SHELTER INFORMATION: http://kxan.com/2017/08/25/central-texas-evacuation-shelters-open/

Kate Winkle August 27, 20171:39 pm CST

A shelter is opening 3 p.m. Sunday in Elgin at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 302 W. 11th St.

SHELTER LIST: http://bit.ly/2w4uKXV

Kate Winkle August 27, 20171:41 pm CST

La Grange ISD is the latest school to cancel classes Monday.

Full list: http://kxan.com/2017/08/27/school-cancellations-for-monday/

Kate Winkle August 27, 20171:45 pm CST

GOVERNOR BRIEFING: Abbott responds to flooding in Central Texas and beyond, shares the state’s plans moving forward. Open to watch live: http://kxan.com/live-stream

Kate Winkle August 27, 20171:48 pm CST

Highway 21 closed from E RR 150 to FM 2001 for sinkhole.

Patrick Tolbert August 27, 20171:52 pm CST

Pflugerville ISD will delay classes by 2 hours Monday.

Kate Winkle August 27, 20172:25 pm CST

Fayetteville ISD cancels school Monday.

Full list of cancellations and delays: http://bit.ly/2vAhRS5

Kate Winkle August 27, 20172:43 pm CST

Flash flood warnings for Bastrop, Lee, Caldwell and Fayette counties have been extended until 5:45 p.m.

Kate Winkle August 27, 20172:44 pm CST

City offices are closed in Manor on Monday.

Patrick Tolbert August 27, 20173:23 pm CST
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House says President Donald Trump to travel to Texas on Tuesday.
Patrick Tolbert August 27, 20174:27 pm CST

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A four person boat crew from Williamson County is making their way to Houston to help conduct water rescues amid catastrophic flooding.

Sheriff Robert Chody announced the deployment on Facebook while reassuring residents that there would still be boat crews locally in the event water rescues were needed in Williamson County.

Andy Jechow August 27, 20177:15 pm CST

Wimberley ISD and Eanes ISD will have a 2-hour delay Monday. Full list here: http://kxan.com/2017/08/27/school-cancellations-for-monday/

Calily Bien August 28, 20172:49 am CST

If you know of anyone who has damage due to Harvey, make sure they know about FEMA assistance:

Texans impacted by Harvey can start registering for FEMA assistance

Calily Bien August 28, 20173:44 am CST

REMINDER: Hobby & Bush Airport are closed in Houston. If you have a connecting flight there, contact your airline: http://bit.ly/2vuazjs

Calily Bien August 28, 20174:13 am CST

Calily Bien August 28, 20174:39 am CST

Colorado River near La Grange now expected to crest at 53.3 feet — which is 2 feet higher than the 51.3 it was forecasted to just a few hours ago: http://kxan.com/2017/08/28/colorado-river-now-expected-to-crest-at-51-3-feet-in-la-grange/

Calily Bien August 28, 20174:56 am CST

updated rainfall totals through the end of the week. Now lower!

Calily Bien August 28, 20175:05 am CST

Some of the images coming out of Houston: http://kxan.com/2017/08/28/photos-thousands-rescued-from-floodwaters-in-houston/

Calily Bien August 28, 20175:17 am CST

La Grange is ready and on standby in case people need to be rescued.

Calily Bien August 28, 20175:53 am CST

SH 21 is back open in Uhland after sinkhole issues.

Calily Bien August 28, 20176:08 am CST

Flash Flood Warning now only for Fayette Co. until 11:45 a.m. Big improvement: Bastrop, Caldwell and Lee have been pulled out.

Calily Bien August 28, 20176:11 am CST

Calily Bien August 28, 20176:44 am CST

FEMA: 450,000 potential registered disaster victims
30,000 people anticipated to be packed into shelters
FEMA Administrator Brock Long called it a “landmark event”

Calily Bien August 28, 20176:59 am CST

Fayette County expands mandatory evacuation as they’re currently evacuating a nursing home near downtown La Grange. http://kxan.com/2017/08/28/colorado-river-now-expected-to-crest-at-51-3-feet-in-la-grange/

Calily Bien August 28, 20177:22 am CST

No plans at this time to use contraflow on 290 from Houston to Brenham.

Kate Winkle August 28, 20177:50 am CST

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is expecting more than 450,000 people to register as disaster victims and 30,000 people to be in shelters in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. It has already processed more than 15,000 calls.
Texans can now register for FEMA by clicking this link.
FEMA is also asking for volunteers to help Texas recover from Harvey.
Individuals and organizations xan check the website http://www.nvoad.org or call 1-800-621-FEMA to find out how to help.
People can also donate to the Red Cross by clicking this link.

FULL STORY: http://kxan.com/2017/08/28/fema-450000-harvey-disaster-victims-and-30000-in-shelters/

Kate Winkle August 28, 20177:51 am CST

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is expecting more than 450,000 people to register as disaster victims and 30,000 people to be in shelters in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. It has already processed more than 15,000 calls.

Texans can now register for FEMA by clicking this link.

FEMA is also asking for volunteers to help Texas recover from Harvey.
Individuals and organizations xan check the website http://www.nvoad.org or call 1-800-621-FEMA to find out how to help.

People can also donate to the Red Cross by clicking this link.

FULL STORY: http://kxan.com/2017/08/28/fema-450000-harvey-disaster-victims-and-30000-in-shelters/

Calily Bien August 28, 20178:01 am CST

AMAZING VIDEO OF THE COLORADO RIVER:

Calily Bien August 28, 20178:16 am CST

Big Sandy creek at Reese Farm in Bastrop County on Highway 95 South. Courtesy: Cheryl Reese:

Kate Winkle August 28, 20178:26 am CST


The U.S. Coast Guard rescues Houston residents trapped on their roofs.

FULL STORY: http://kxan.com/2017/08/28/u-s-coast-guard-rescues-houston-residents-from-the-air/

Calily Bien August 28, 20178:58 am CST

Update: Two nursing homes in La Grange have been evacuated:

Two nursing homes evacuated in La Grange

Calily Bien August 28, 20179:01 am CST

Flooding along the Colorado River in La Grange this morning:

Calily Bien August 28, 20179:12 am CST

TRAFFIC UPDATE: State Highway 71 closed in La Grange, both bypass and business 71 through downtown

Calily Bien August 28, 20179:17 am CST

Calily Bien August 28, 20179:21 am CST

Hays County EOC is being deactivated.

Kate Winkle August 28, 20179:31 am CST

The Guadalupe River inside the City of New Braunfels is now open to recreation, according to city officials.

The Comal River is still closed.

Calily Bien August 28, 20179:31 am CST

Atop Monument Hill in La Grange.

Calily Bien August 28, 20179:53 am CST

Colorado River now expected to crest at 54 feet.

Calily Bien August 28, 201710:05 am CST

WATCH LIVE: Houston officials give an update on the flooding situation there.

http://www.kxan.com/live-stream-2

Calily Bien August 28, 201710:12 am CST

Houston Mayor: 5,500 people currently in shelters. Expects that number to rise exponentially.

Calily Bien August 28, 201710:18 am CST

apdair1 assisting Bastrop officials with flood survey. A look at Fisherman’s Park towards the north.

Calily Bien August 28, 201710:26 am CST

MD Anderson Cancer Center will remain closed for outpatient services, appointments and surgeries at all Houston-area locations through Tuesday, Aug. 29. High water conditions persist in the Texas Medical Center, and travel should not be attempted. All leaks reported yesterday are under control, and patient care has not been impacted.

Calily Bien August 28, 201710:26 am CST

All Schools in Fayette Co. will be closed through Wednesday.

Calily Bien August 28, 201710:49 am CST

As of 10 p.m. Sunday, tolls
will be waived on US 290 and SH 71 to assist those leaving the Hurricane Harvey
aftermath. There are portable change message signs east of the facility
entrances to advise westbound travelers “Tolls Waived Ahead” so drivers know
that tolls will be waived. I thought you may want to alert drivers that may be
trying to get to a safer place.

Calily Bien August 28, 201710:54 am CST

Colorado River expected to crest at 54.5 feet now in La Grange.

Kate Winkle August 28, 201710:57 am CST

Tolls will be waived on SH 290 and SH 71 to help those leaving the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey until noon Tuesday. Look out for signs that say “Tolls Waived Ahead.”

Patrick Tolbert August 28, 201711:40 am CST

Gov. Greg Abbott has activated the entire Texas National Guard to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

“It is imperative that we do everything possible to protect the lives and safety of people across the state of Texas as we continue to face the aftermath of this storm,” said Governor Abbott.

Details: http://kxan.com/2017/08/28/entire-texas-national-guard-activated-for-disaster-relief/

Kate Winkle August 28, 201712:42 pm CST

Colorado River at 54.10 feet as of 12:40 p.m. Monday.

Kate Winkle August 28, 20171:10 pm CST

The shelter at First United Methodist Church in Bastrop will be closing soon. It is no longer accepting new evacuees.

Currently 8 people are at the shelter and will be moved to the Smithville shelter.

Kate Winkle August 28, 20171:21 pm CST

Damage at Dell Diamond from recent storms forced the Round Rock Express and Colorado Springs Sky Sox to cancel their Monday night game.

Wind and water caused minor damage to the playing surface and areas in the stadium.

The series should resume Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Kate Winkle August 28, 20171:39 pm CST

Colorado River at La Grange is at 54.16 feet as of 1:38 p.m.

Kate Winkle August 28, 20171:46 pm CST

A medical evacuation shelter is up and running at the J.J. Pickle Research Center in Austin.

FULL LIST OF SHELTERS: http://bit.ly/2w4uKXV

Kate Winkle August 28, 20172:39 pm CST

Flash Flood Warning cancelled for Fayette County.

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