Solid waste pickup will be on regular schedule Monday

City operations are normalizing as rainfall decreases

Update at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28

Old Bowman Road re-opened at 7:30 a.m. this morning. Crews reported a few tree branches down in streets overnight. Transit services are operating on the regular schedule.

Update at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 — City facilities will open at regular hours on Monday, Aug. 28. Garbage and recycling pickup will be on the normal schedule.

Update at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 — Williamson County remains in a Flash Flood Watch until Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service predicts the rain will continue for at least the next 24 hours. Residents are asked to remain weather aware. Check for closed roads at atxfloods.com in the Central Texas area and check road conditions across Texas at drivetexas.org. Never drive through water flowing over a roadway. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Register to receive local alerts by voice, text, or email at WarnCentralTexas.org. Closely monitor weather conditions with a NOAA weather radio or through local media.

Residents living along a waterway or in or near a flood plain should be prepared to evacuate if water levels continue to rise. Learn how to make a plan at ready.gov/make-a-plan.

If you are a local resident and need shelter, please call the Police non-emergency number at 512-218-5500. If shelters are opened for local flooding, information will be posted on the American Red Cross website at redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter. To let family and friends know that you are safe or to find loved ones who have evacuated, check the American Red Cross website at safeandwell.org.

Update at 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 — Three low water crossings are closed in the City, and crews remain in the field to respond to any issues that are reported as daylight breaks. The main issue overnight was debris from trees.

Flood gates currently closed at Harrell Parkway in Old Settlers Park, Old Bowman Road and Lee Street in Memorial Park. As of 6:30 a.m. Sunday, waterways are able to handle the rain and any runoff. Crews will monitor these areas as rains continues throughout the day.

Residents should call the Police non-emergency number at 512-218-5500 to report issues such as debris in streets or flooding.

Residents can report power outages and see estimated restoration times at this Oncor webpage.

Please visit the following websites for more information on the forecast and how to prepare for emergencies:

If emergency actions, including evacuation or shelter-in-place, are needed, the City and other government organizations will disseminate that information a number of ways. Please monitor the forecast and ensure you have several ways to receive information during the storm.

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