Thu May 12, 2011
Rain, Warnings, Watches and Travel!
Rain in Central Texas!
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Central Texas including Travis County, Williamson County, parts of Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell Countries until 11 a. m.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 3 p. m. for 10 counties including the cities of Austin, Georgetown, Bastrop and San Marcos, Lockhart, and Burnet.
A flash flood warning is in effect for Central Texas including Travis and parts of Hays and Williamson Counties until 1:30 p.m.
An urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect for Central Texas including Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties until noon.
Austin Energy says it's working to restore power to about 7,300 customers at 20 locations. Here are more details from the utility:
The three largest outages include one that occurred at 8:47 a.m. and affects about 2,774 customers in an area bounded roughly by Guadalupe, 51st, Lamar, Franklin, Avenue H, Airport, Caswell, Clarkson. A second outage occurred at about 9 a.m. and affects 983 customers in an area bounded by Stoneridge Rd., Pinnacle Rd., Walsh Tarlton, Wilderness Dr., Bee Caves. A third large outage occurred at 9:47 a.m. and affects 2,043 customers in an area bounded by Wellington, Rogge, 51st Street, Berkman, Cloverleaf, Ridgemont, Manor Road and Wheeless. Austin Energy is fully staffed on a regular work day and crews are working the outages.
You can check out Austin Energy's Storm map to see where power outages are by clicking here.
Flights at Austin's Airport
Lines are long at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Around 10 a.m., only one flight showed delays on ABIA's website, but it's probably a good idea to check your flight status before heading out the door.