Flooding not over in Bastrop County - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Flooding not over in Bastrop County

Posted: Updated:

Well the rain may be over but the flooding is not. And Bastrop County may be about to get hit hard.

By Friday morning the Colorado River may look much scarier.

County Judge Paul Pape says they're not expecting it to flood houses but of course that could change.

"The word is that if you live in an area where flooding has been a problem in the past, if you live near the channel of the Colorado River then you need to be on alert," Pape said.

He says they don't want to scare people but they also don't want to underplay it.

Bastrop County Sheriff Terry Pickering says they'll be ready regardless of what happens.

"Parks and Wildlife is working with us right now. They're actually gonna stash some boats at the Sheriff's office in the event that we need them. The fire dept. has rescue boats, I mean we're tapping into a lot of resources and making sure those lines of communication are open now," Pickering said.

The Pecan Shores neighborhood in Smithville was asked to evacuate but it wasn't mandatory.

Resident Thomas Hancock decided not to.

"This is just part of life you know. This happens once every 8 years or so. You just get out your mop and broom, clean the mud off, wash it down, make your bed, get in it and sleep," Hancock said.

The river is expected to crest somewhere from 7 to 8 tomorrow morning at 31.5 feet.

For updates be sure to check out the Bastrop County Emergency Management Facebook page and twitter account.

  • Central Texas Flooding - Halloween 2013More>>

  • APD says 2 flood damaged homes burglarized

    APD says 2 flood damaged homes burglarized

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 6:53 PM EST2013-11-05 23:53:25 GMT
    On Tuesday Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed there have been two reports of homes being burglarized in neighborhoods that have been evacuated due to last week's flooding.
    On Tuesday Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed there have been two reports of homes being burglarized in neighborhoods that have been evacuated due to last week's flooding.
  • Man's inspirational message turns heads

    Man's inspirational message turns heads

    Monday, November 4 2013 10:38 PM EST2013-11-05 03:38:04 GMT
    One man in the Dove Springs Neighborhood is leaning the power of inspirational words. Mike Espinoza grabbed a can of spray paint and wrote 'keep your spirits up' on a board that he set outside his downed
    One man in the Dove Springs Neighborhood is leaning the power of inspirational words. Mike Espinoza grabbed a can of spray paint and wrote 'keep your spirits up' on a board that he set outside his downed
  • Students impacted by floods return to school

    Students impacted by floods return to school

    Monday, November 4 2013 9:18 PM EST2013-11-05 02:18:20 GMT
    Nearly one third of the 876 students at Perez Elementary were impacted by last week's flooding. Monday morning students went back to school after classes were canceled for two days.
    Nearly one third of the 876 students at Perez Elementary were impacted by last week's flooding. Monday morning students went back to school after classes were canceled for two days.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices