Wed November 13, 2013
Where To Get Help If You've Experienced Flood Damage (Update)
Update (Wednesday): State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez and State Sen. Judith Zaffirini are hosting the second of two Austin-Travis County flood relief fund town halls tonight. The event is at Mendez Middle School in Dove Springs, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Facebook, Rep. Rodriguez writes a warm dinner will be served, and that Capital Metro shuttle service between Mendez Middle School and Perez Elementary School will be available.
Travis County is hosting a meeting on home buyouts for the Timber Creek area tonight. “Buyout applications are used to seek additional funding, apply for grants, and advise the Commissioners Court on budgetary needs for buyout,” the county says.
The meeting, for Timber Creek residents only, is tonight at the South Rural Community Center in Del Valle, at 6:30 p.m.
All residents of unincorporated Travis County interested in property buyouts can fill out and submit a Buyout Interest Form.
Update (Monday): Here’s the latest information on flood resources, from the City of Austin:
The Flood Assistance Center (5801 Ainez Drive) will be open until 8pm tonight (Sunday, Nov 10) and shift its hours to 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. starting on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
The American Red Cross of Central Texas will conclude mobile feeding in the flood affected neighborhoods and outside the Flood Assistance Center (FAC) following dinner on Monday, November 11th. Residents of the Red Cross shelter at Dove Springs Recreation Center will still be provided with meals and snacks as long as the shelter is in operation.
Any residents impacted or displaced by the recent floods that have not accessed American Red Cross services are asked to call 512.928.4271 or meet with a caseworker at the Flood Assistance Center between 1:30pm-6:30pm on Monday and throughout the week.
Affected residents with questions about services provided at the Flood Assistance Center are still encouraged to call 3-1-1.
City of Austin departmental personnel available at the Flood Assistance Center include: Watershed Protection staff assigned to answer questions about the buyout program, Code Compliance Inspectors assigned to the area and Planning and Development Review personnel to answer questions about permits.
Mobile shower facilities are available on an as-needed basis.
Additional donations can be dropped off at First Independent Baptist Church, 8401 Bluff Springs. It is open today until 8 pm, Monday-Friday through November 15th from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. It is accepting non-perishable food; clothing and clean-up supplies, but not accepting clean-up tools such as shovels.