Categorized | Flood October 2018

FLOOD BRIEFS FOR OCT. 22: Latest updates from around the Highland Lakes

KINGSLAND WATER

The Kingsland Water Supply Corp. has collected samples for analysis Oct. 22 and forwarded them to its contract laboratory. Officials should have results by noon Tuesday, Oct. 23.

KWSC is reminding everyone that its service area remains under a boil water notice.

It is still limited in pumping capabilities to its treatment plant and expects that to continue the rest of this week, so it is asking everyone to conserve water.

Updates are being posted on its official Facebook page and at kingslandwater.org.

Its offices will remain open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. through Oct. 23 for any assistance.

RECOMMENDED VACCINES

Marble Falls health officials are recommending those who have come into contact with floodwater or are participating in disaster cleanup receive both a tetanus vaccine and a Hepatitis A Series vaccine.

The following places are offering the vaccines:

H-E-B, 1503 RR 1431 West in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4810

Walgreens, 1211 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls, (830) 693-8417

CVS, 302 Gateway North, (830) 693-2374

Seton Care-A-Van (children), (830) 596-3081

Lone Star Circle of Care (adults and children), (877) 800-5722

Texas Department of State Health Services, (830) 693-8424

WELL WATER CONTAMINATION

The Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District is advising water well owners who suspect their wells to have been contaminated during the flooding to discontinue use of the well for potable water and call the district at (512) 756-4900.

Shallow wells within granite formations and along bodies of water are most susceptible to contamination, according to the district.

The Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District has resources available to help people test the water quality of their wells.

LLANO COUNTY MULTI-AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER

The Llano County Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) brings multiple service providers together in a single location, providing on-site assistance such as registration of damages and asking for cleanup assistance, cleanup supplies, financial assistance, and the opportunity to register your needs for recovery.

MARC will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. People will need to bring proof of residence.

Locations:

• John L. Kuykendall Event Center, 2200 RR 152 West in Llano — Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 22-23

• Kingsland Community Center, 3451 Rose Hill Drive in Kingsland — Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 24-25

LLANO COUNTY DONATION PARTNERS

The Llano County Office of Emergency Management has partnered with Goodwill, and all donations of clothing and household items can be sent to the following Goodwill locations:

• 2510 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls

• 1420 E. Main St. in Fredericksburg

• 1441 U.S. 183 in Leander

Cleanup donation supplies can be dropped off at the following locations from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday:

• First Baptist Church, 3435 RR 143 in Kingsland

• Bible Baptist Church, 700 E. Young St. in Llano

VOLUNTEER RECEPTION CENTER

The Volunteer Reception Center will be the main point of contact for all Llano County homeowners to register their damage and assistance needs. In addition, spontaneous volunteers and volunteer organizations will check in at the volunteer reception center, 3435 RR 1431 in Kingsland, to be matched with homeowners needing assistance. The Volunteer Reception Center will have cleaning and recovery supplies available to assist with cleanup.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Contact the VRC at llanovolunteers@gmail.com or (325) 423-3662

INKS LAKE STATE PARK CLOSED

Inks Lake State Park will be closed until early November at the least. Due to the floodwaters retreating slowly, the park is unable to open at this time. All programs, as a result, have been canceled.

Follow the park’s Facebook page for further updates.

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