Tue January 8, 2013
Flash Flood Watch: Turn Around, Don't Drown (But Try to Tweet)
Austin’s in for a good soaking.
Central Texas' daylong rain is expected to continue overnight and through tomorrow. The National Weather Service says a flash flood watch is in effect through noon Wednesday for several counties: Bastrop, Caldwell, Dewitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Lavaca. Lee, Travis and Williamson. NWS is still expecting up to six inches in the Austin area.
The City of Austin is encouraging Twitter users discussing flooding and flood warnings to use the hashtag #atxfloods. Similarly, updated information about road closures can be found at atxfloods.com. The site maps roads that may be closed, with low-water crossings marked green for open and red for closed.