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Officials to allow some residents to return to flood-ravaged homes

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Friday afternoon different agencies met at CTEC, the emergency command center in Austin, to give updates on the flooding and when Onion Creek residents can go back home.

Police Chief Art Acevedo says they're nearly done removing about 100 damaged and abandoned vehicles from the area.

At 7:30 p.m. today, they will allow residents, homeowners, landlords and insurance adjustors to enter the area at William Cannon and Pleasant Valley. ID is required.

People walking back are being told to enter at Quicksilver and Cannela.

"We want to remind folks that the structures...17 have been deemed unsafe. They are being fenced up through the efforts of code. And if you see those...once those fences are up with the red tag, you cannot trespass, you cannot get on that property, it is unsafe...and you would be subject to enforcement action if you do that," Acevedo said.

A representative for Code Compliance says properties marked with a yellow placard, that means there are some structural problems but it's not unsafe.

Acevedo says Sunday morning at 8 a.m. they'll begin letting contractors into Onion Creek.

If you have any questions about anything flood-related officials are encouraging people to dial 3-1-1.

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