storm http://kut.org en Severe Thunderstorms Roll Through Austin http://kut.org/post/severe-thunderstorms-roll-through-austin <p><strong>Update: </strong>The National Weather Service will be out in Burnet County today to investigate reports of a possible tornado. There are reports of damage in Briggs – which is off of U.S. 183 between Leander and Lampasas.</p><p>Last night’s storms brought high winds, hail and heavy rain in some places. Here are some of the highest 24-hour rain totals:</p><ul><li>Downtown Austin: 2.54</li><li>Marble Falls: 2.34</li><li>Burnet: 1.58</li><li>Manchaca: 1.52</li><li>Elgin: 0.98 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:56:01 +0000 KUT Staff 10591 at http://kut.org Severe Thunderstorms Roll Through Austin Where to Go for Information on Road Closures, Rain Totals and Power Outages http://kut.org/post/where-go-information-road-closures-rain-totals-and-power-outages <p><strong>Update: </strong>A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for much of Central Texas until noon.</p><p><strong>Original Story (5:44 a.m.): </strong>Central Texas is getting some much-needed rain. The numbers and affected areas are changing constantly. So here's a roundup of how to find the latest information for your neighborhood:</p><p><strong>1. Road Closures/Low Water Crossing Closures</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.atxfloods.com/index.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">ATXfloods.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: </span><span class="textTagLine" style="line-height: 1.5;">Current flood information and emergency road closures in the City of Austin, Travis County, Sunset Valley and Cedar Park</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Information is automatically updated. Red dots indicate low water crossing closures and the list on the right provides details. Updates are also posted </span><a href="https://twitter.com/ATXfloods" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">to Twitter</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><strong>2. Rain Totals</strong></p><p>Some parts of Central Texas have received as much as an inch and a half of rain since midnight – including Llano and Elgin. Tue, 27 May 2014 11:55:57 +0000 Laura Rice 10498 at http://kut.org Where to Go for Information on Road Closures, Rain Totals and Power Outages How You Can Help Austin's Flood Victims (Update) http://kut.org/post/how-you-can-help-austins-flood-victims-update <p><strong>Update (Monday)</strong>: The city has released new information regarding the <a href="http://kut.org/post/austin-travis-county-works-rebuild-devastating-halloween-floods">Halloween floods that claimed five lives</a>. Here’s some numbers conveying the extent of the damage:</p><ul><li>659: Number of homes damaged</li><li>259: Number of homes that received major damage&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>15: &nbsp;Number of homes destroyed</li><li>1,300: Tons of debris removed from the affected area</li></ul><p>Residents of southeast and southwest Austin are still in need of help. Fortunately, there’s several ways you can lend a hand.</p><p><strong>Volunteer: </strong></p><p>The Austin Disaster Relief Network is looking for volunteers to help with demolition and cleanup of affected areas. Volunteers are asked to wear jeans, gloves, masks, and hard sole shoes, and bring shovels, utility knives, and hammers if possible.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:38:42 +0000 KUT Staff 9080 at http://kut.org How You Can Help Austin's Flood Victims (Update) Texas Tornado Leaves 6 Dead, Dozens Hurt, Hundreds Homeless http://kut.org/post/texas-tornado-leaves-6-dead-dozens-hurt-hundreds-homeless "A massive emergency response" is underway in North Texas, where tornadoes blew through Wednesday night, <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/news/20130515-at-least-6-killed-dozens-hurt-in-granbury-tornado-as-twisters-hit-north-texas.ece" target="_blank"><em>The Dallas Morning News</em> says</a>. Thu, 16 May 2013 11:30:22 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 7757 at http://kut.org Texas Tornado Leaves 6 Dead, Dozens Hurt, Hundreds Homeless AM Update: Storm Wrap-Up, Lawmakers on Veterans and Foster Care, Reduced Water Restrictions http://kut.org/post/am-update-storm-wrap-lawmakers-veterans-and-foster-care-reduced-water-restrictions <p><strong>Sunday&#39;s Storm Affects Austin Roads, Power</strong></p><p>As much as four to five inches of rain fell over Austin and Round Rock last night.</p><p>About two and a quarter inches were recorded in downtown Austin.</p><p>Heavy rains required the <a href="http://www.lcra.org/water/conditions/river_report.html" target="_blank">Lower Colorado River Authority to open some floodgates</a> at the Tom Miller Dam to keep Lake Austin within its operating range.</p><p>About 20 <a href="https://my.austinenergy.com/outages/" target="_blank">Austin Energy customers remained without power</a> late this morning. At 8 p.m. Sunday, the storm knocked out power to as many as 5,000 Austin Energy customers. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:51:50 +0000 Mary Mattia & Laura Rice 4687 at http://kut.org AM Update: Storm Wrap-Up, Lawmakers on Veterans and Foster Care, Reduced Water Restrictions Austin Storm Update http://kut.org/post/austin-storm-update <p>Storms that blew into Austin early this morning are still affecting the city. The <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Austin&amp;state=TX&amp;site=EWX&amp;textField1=30.267&amp;textField2=-97.743&amp;e=1">National Weather Service</a> is reporting a 24-hour rainfall total of 5.74 inches at Austin Bergstrom Airport.</p><p><strong>Power Outages</strong></p><p>Austin Energy had several outages to contend with this morning, including one at South Congress and Annie St. Five-hundred customers were without power at that location. Council member Mike Martinez <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/CouncilManMike/status/162215848596078592">said on Twitter</a> that the South Congress and Annie St. area &ldquo;is hardest hit right now.&rdquo; The outage was caused by tree limbs falling on power lines. But according to <a href="http://my.austinenergy.com/outages/">Austin Energy&#39;s outage map</a>, power to the area has been restored.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:35:42 +0000 Wells Dunbar & Lucia Duncan 3528 at http://kut.org Austin Storm Update