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News, events, and entertainment happening in and around Austin and the Central Texas counties of Travis, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop and Williamson

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

Addi Reichle, 7, stood in the back of her family’s SUV and helped unload diapers, socks, underwear and pillows.

“Can you take two?” she asked her 3-year-old brother, Jude. He obliged, grabbing a second pair of socks to add to an ever-growing hill.

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

For some people, Hurricane Harvey destroyed a life’s worth of memories. For others, it was their dreams that the storm interrupted. That was the case for one young couple who had just gotten engaged and bought a house on the Gulf Coast when the hurricane hit.

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

Some evacuees from Hurricane Harvey are coming up on a week living away from home. That’s a long time to spend on a cot in an unfamiliar city, especially if you’re a kid. So what is there to do?

At the Delco Center shelter in East Austin, one 10-year-old volunteered to help others.

Ashley Lopez / KUT

Austin officials have been asked to shelter as many as 7,000 people displaced by Tropical Storm Harvey. This comes as more people are able to leave flooded areas on the Gulf Coast, and the city is working to find these people a safe place to stay here in Austin.

Martin do Nascimento / KUT

Parts of now-Tropical Storm Harvey are drenching Central Texas this weekend, bringing several inches of rain and possible flooding.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Travis and surrounding counties. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties — along with many counties to the east.

To keep you up-to-date, we've collated a list of handy resources during severe weather.

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