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Red Cross helping flood victims in Austin

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The American Red Cross of Central Texas is going door to door in one flooded out neighborhood. They are helping residents most affected by the downpour over the weekend.

Monday they went through the Williamson Creek neighborhood conducting a damage assessment. They said residents who are categorized as having significant damage could receive assistance ranging from monetary to emotional health.

Some homes that were affected the worst saw three to four feet of water. Residents told FOX 7 they recall the flood from nearly 15 years ago and say this was comparable.

"The creek has been cleared out, some by the city but it can always stand to be cleared out," said Williamson Creek neighborhood resident Scott Harpst. "When it rains 12 inches it's frightening because it turns into a river. I mean literally a raging river. It took our picnic table and rolled it and knocked the fence down.

Other agencies, such as Austin Disaster Relief, are also hoping to lend residents in South Austin a hand.  Those who need help clearing items damaged by the floodwaters or picking up debris can reach them at 512-775-1169.

If you have questions or need assistance from the American Red Cross of Central Texas, you can reach them at 1-800-928-4271.

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