Skip to comments.Numerous rescues as Hill Country deluged by rain -- 6 months (19 Inches) of Rain in 10 hours!
Posted on 06/27/2007 7:19:39 AM PDT by twntaipan
Numerous rescues as Hill Country deluged by rain
Updated: 6/27/2007 7:13:50 AM
There are multiple reports of people trapped in fast-moving water atop vehicles, on rooftops or clinging to trees.
At 2:50 a.m. STARFlight rescued at least two victims from vehicles in fast moving water at San Gabriel Ranch Road/County Road 256 in Williamson County. Less than an hour later, there was another rescue.
Then at 4:30 a.m., STARFlight had another two rescue missions in Granite Shoals, both involving multiple victims trapped on top of houses with rising flood waters.
There are several additional reports of stranded people and multiple requests for helicopter and boat rescues, including at leat two in Granite Shoals and several around Marble Falls.
EMS District Commander Corey Ricketson said he's going door to door in Marble Falls and Granite Shoals to provide assistance in the areas hardest hit. He's rescued at least 20 people.
EMS says the only current access to Marble Falls is Highway 71 West / Hwy 281.
Over in Williamson County, Shady Oaks RV Park east of Georgetown has been evacuated
TxDOT announced it has waived toll fees for Highway 183A and SH-45 in Williamson County for Wednesday morning.
Williamson County Emergency Communications is advising drivers not to travel Wednesday morning unless necessary and to check road closures before leaving the house. Call the TxDOT Travel and Information Line at (800) 452-9292. Remember, turn around, dont drown! Never cross a flooded low-water crossing.
Road closures in Georgetown:
Closed low-water crossings in Round Rock:
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We are located near Spicewood, which had 10 inches plus or rain, while we, only 10 miles away, only had half an inch!
Global .... err .... whatever.
Awful. Terrible to see.
In parts of Minnesota, we’re running a rainfall deficit.
We could use some of what you’re getting.
There was a drought here until just 3 months ago.
My sympathies for that deluge,some of the country`s
getting way to much and terrible drought where we are.
I saw a rain like that in VN in `71,I felt sorry for
the guys out in that rain,it sounded like it was tearing
the roof off the hooch.
The next day we had 3 in our company drown after the
deuce an a half ran off the road into the water.
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