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River Flooding along the Blanco and San Marcos Rivers/Flash Flood Watch

Sunday May 24th, 2015


Heavy rains have moved out of Central Texas.  Sunday was mainly mostly cloudy and mild. Highs ranged from the upper 70s to lower 80s.  Flood Warnings continue along the Blanco and San Marcos rivers.  Sunday night, only isolated showers/storms will be possible through early Monday morning.

Another storm system approaches overnight and another round of strong to severe storms is likely for Monday.  This time I am expecting the heaviest of rains around midday to the afternoon time frame.  Flash flooding is again a likely bet, which is very bad news for Central Texas.  Rainfalls totals of 1-2” on average with locally higher amounts of 3-5”+ are expected.  Remember, Turn Around. Don’t Drown.


The week ahead will have rain chances each of the 7 days, with rain chances increasing for the latter half of the week going into the weekend.  Heavy rain again is possible for the Thursday through Saturday period. 


The Blanco River rose to historic levels - more than 40 feet - in Wimberley and points downstream after between 9-10" of rain fell in Blanco, streamed into the Blanco River and pushed downstream.  Flooding continued down the Blanco River to San Marcos and down the Blanco and San Marcos River to Martindale and on towards Luling.


Lake Travis rose to 47% and continue to rise Sunday.  Lake Travis jumped to 52% full with Lake Buchanan at 40% full.  Amazing recovery - highest at Lake Travis since Memorial Day 2012.


If you need a reminder to Turn Around Don't Drown - just look back at history.  Central Texas is known as "Flash Flood Alley."  On May 24th, 1981, 13 people lost their lives.  Floodwaters rose out of Shoal Creek and caused significant damage to homes and business and caught a lot of people off guard.  Here's a photo gallery from the storm:

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Questions Linger After Foster Child Sexually Assaulted

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:08 PM CDT

A North Austin foster home is under increased scrutiny after a child there allegedly ran away and was sexually assaulted.

The Settlement home describes itself as a residential treatment center and therapeutic group home.

According to the state, the home is a placing agency for foster children, who may need a little extra care.

After a teenager ran away and was allegedly sexually assaulted, the home is being investigated by residential childcare licensing, which is a part of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

"In this particular case residential child care licensing is investigating for supervision standards,” said spokeswoman Julie Moody.

A teenage victim was reportedly living at the Settlement Home, but arrest warrants reveal that on the night of June 29 she ran away.

She'd only gone a few blocks on foot when, the documents say, the teen got into a car with three men.

She was allegedly taken to an apartment building a mile away where the arrest warrants say she was repeatedly raped by 10 men.

KEYE TV tried to get answers from the Settlement Home on how the teen was able to run away but was told they have no comment.

A state representative says it's not a lockdown facility but some areas are more secure than others.

According to records on the state's website, the Settlement Home has had seven compliance deficiencies since July of 2011.

Five of them medium to high risk.

By Adam RacusinQuestions Linger After Foster Child Sexually Assaulted

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