Archive | Flood October 2018

Pflugerville High School volleyball players, including Isabel Gallegos (left) and Victoria Sheppard (right), brought paper towels, cleaning supplies, water, and gift cards to the Marble Falls High School before their volleyball match against the Lady Mustangs, including Payton Powers (center). Courtesy photo

Sports community comes together to help Marble Falls recover from flood

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School athletic director and boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover admitted he got a little emotional Oct. 23 when the Pflugerville High School volleyball teams walked into Max Copeland Gym with cases of bottled water and sports drinks, bundles of paper towels, 15 bottles of cleaners, and Lowe’s […]

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A city of Marble Falls crew removes debris Oct. 24 along Pecan Drive in the Pecan Valley area of Marble Falls. For several days prior, Allen Davis, known to the Pecan Valley residents as ‘Tractor Guy,’ showed up and removed trash with his own tractor. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Highland Lakes homeowners clean up flood damage and look to somewhat muddy future

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Marble Falls police officer Aaron Garcia knocked on the Jones’s door Oct. 16 at their home on Pecan Drive to advise them that they needed to evacuate because of rising floodwaters, the Jones thought for a bit about taking their dogs. (more…)

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Jubilee Jamar (center) works some of the flood-damage clothing around in a 300-gallon stock tank while her mom, Tanis Jamar, and her sister, Cypress look on. Tanis soaked the clothing, which came from a woman whose Kingsland home was flooded Oct. 16, overnight then rinsed and soaked it again before running it all through her washing machine. She and more than 150 moms who make up the Marble Falls Mom Squad have answered the call to help clean food victims’ laundry and dishes. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls Mom Squad takes on extra loads of laundry and dishes for flood victims

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The clothes are in their second round of soaking in a 300-gallon stock tank, but, as Tanis Jamar checked on their progress, she noted the water was clouded with dirt and debris. (more…)

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Flooding on the Llano River on Oct. 16 destroyed the 49-year-old 2900 bridge in Kingsland. On Oct. 26, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to build a new 1,200-foot bridge, which should be open by April 2019. Staff photo by Jared Fields

TxDOT: New 2900 bridge in Kingsland to ‘be open by next April,’ cost $15 million

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A new 2900 bridge in Kingsland could be open in just six months. Terry McCoy, the Texas Department of Transportation Austin District engineer, said Oct. 26 that the 1,200-foot-long bridge is expected to cost $15 million and “be open by next April.” (more…)

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The floodgates are open at Buchanan Dam. Photo copyright of Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

FLOOD BRIEFS FOR OCT. 25: Lake Buchanan to open; Marble Falls moves to Stage 4

Information regarding the recent flood from across the Highland Lakes. Lake Buchanan to open to public Oct. 26 The Lower Colorado River Authority will open Lake Buchanan to public use at noon Oct. 26. The remaining Highland Lakes — Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls, and Travis — remain closed due to “debris and unsafe conditions caused by the […]

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Group offering free legal aid to Highland Lakes residents affected by flooding

Group offering free legal aid to Highland Lakes residents affected by flooding

FROM STAFF REPORTS With all the immediate needs and work following the devastating flood Oct. 15-17, some residents might not consider their legal needs. (more…)

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National Weather Service: Sunshine is coming, but first, more rain in the forecast

FROM STAFF REPORTS Sunny days are just around the corner. But before the clouds break and highs return to the upper 70s, one more “soaking” rain is expected. (more…)

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FLOOD BRIEFS FOR OCT. 23: Kingsland boil water notice rescinded and more

FLOOD BRIEFS FOR OCT. 23: Kingsland boil water notice rescinded and more

Kingsland boil water notice rescinded The boil water notice for Kingsland Water Supply Corp. and Comanche Rancherias water systems was rescinded as of 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. Laboratory test results submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality indicated the water no longer requires boiling prior to consumption. For more information, visit the KWSC […]

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Body found on Lake LBJ Oct. 16 identified as woman missing during previous flood

Body found on Lake LBJ Oct. 16 identified as woman missing during previous flood

FROM STAFF REPORTS The body found Oct. 16 on Lake LBJ near Kingsland was identified as that of a woman who had gone missing eight days prior during flooding of the Llano River in Kimble County. (more…)

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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 […]

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Marble Falls cancels boil water notice; Stage 5 rules remain

Marble Falls cancels boil water notice; Stage 5 rules remain

The city of Marble Falls sent out an alert Oct. 20 that the boil water notice has been canceled and city water is safe to drink and use. The city remains under Stage 5 Emergency Water Conditions. Click here to view Stage 5 restrictions.

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Volunteer Robert Cook helped clean out a home on Lakeshore Drive in Marble Falls in October after historic flooding. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Force of volunteers cleans out flood-damaged homes along Lake Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Jake Jacobsen and Jennifer Jackson planned to return Oct. 15 to Marble Falls from Corpus Christi but decided to visit with friends an extra day. After returning to Marble Falls on Oct. 16, they realized they wouldn’t be going home that day either. (more…)

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Kingsland Water Supply: Continue boiling water during restoration efforts

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Kingsland Water Supply Corp. General Manager Leonard Leinfelder said a boil water notice is likely to be in effect “well into next week.” (more…)

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UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay returns to full water production capacity

UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay returns to full water production capacity

A previous story reported old information from the city of Horseshoe Bay. An update on the city’s website on Oct. 19 follows: FROM THE CITY OF HORSESHOE BY: The City has returned to 100% water production capacity. Citizens may begin to utilize water for full domestic use and cleanup operations. Currently, there are some residents […]

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Flooding on the Llano River in Llano. Courtesy photo by Lakay Oestreich

Body found in vehicle in Llano identified as 58-year-old woman

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A body found late Oct. 16 at West Sandstone and Flag streets in Llano has been identified as 58-year-old Rebecca Elaine Biddy of Llano, Llano Police Chief Mike Scoggins confirmed. (more…)

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Tripp Goodman waves the American flag during a visit to his grandparents’ home by state Sen. Dawn Buckingham (left) and U.S. Sen/ Ted Cruz. Tripp’s grandfather, Gary Simmank (next to Cruz), his father, Casey Goodman (second from right), and mother, Valerie Goodman (right), were cleaning out the home Oct. 17 following the flood the day before that inundated the residence with water and mud. Cruz and Buckingham stopped by during a tour of the affected area. They met with a number of homeowners and volunteers who were cleaning out homes. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Sen. Cruz and other officials tour Highland Lakes; among muck and destruction, joy still found

  CORRECTION: The story on Oct. 18 incorrectly stated Tripp Goodman was in Meadowlakes. He was actually in Pecan Valley in Marble Falls.   STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz visited the Highland Lakes on Oct. 17 to view damage caused by recent flooding and offer federal help to Burnet and Llano counties. […]

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The floodgates are open at Buchanan Dam. Photo copyright of Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

NWS: More rain on Friday could cause additional flooding

CORRECTION: In the story, we stated that the LCRA had opened eight floodgates on Oct. 17, but this was incorrect. They only opened four. FROM STAFF REPORTS After days of devastating flooding, the Highland Lakes isn’t out of danger yet. (more…)

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This boat washed up during flooding in Kingsland. Staff photo by David Bean

What to do if you’ve found a boat or other property in the floods

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has an online database to help locate owners of boats or other water recreational vehicles that have been washed away by floodwaters. Search the database by vehicle registration number (on the side after “TX”) and find the owner’s name and address. (more…)

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Debris cleanup guidelines for Burnet County residents outside the city limits

  FROM BURNET COUNTY: The following guide has been developed for managing and disposing of debris associated with flood cleanup in Burnet County areas outside of city limits. As much as possible, separate debris into piles: • branches and vegetation that can go into a wood chipper; • metal and appliances (remove food items); • […]

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When do you need a permit for flood-damaged properties?

FROM THE CITY OF MARBLE FALLS: REQUIRES A PERMIT: Roof repair/replacement ALL structural repairs Mechanical system repairs Electrical repairs Plumbing repairs All permit fees related to flood damages that occurred in October 2018 will be waived. It is the city’s goal to ensure any permitted work is built to safe building standards and codes adopted […]

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One of the two pecan trees lost at Johnson Park because of flooding Oct. 16. This tree was growing near the Johnson Park amphitheater and the boat ramp on Backbone Creek. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Johnson and Lakeside parks suffer thousands of dollars in damages from flood

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department has been busy assessing damage to city parks from flooding Oct. 16. (more…)

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Marble Falls water plant damaged; city implements Stage 5 usage rules for residents

Marble Falls water plant damaged; city implements Stage 5 usage rules for residents

From the city of Marble Falls: Recent flooding has caused damage to the city of Marble Falls water plant resulting in the implementation of Stage 5 Emergency Water Shortage Conditions of the city’s Drought Contingency Plan. Residents must discontinue all nonessential water use effective immediately. According to the city’s plan, nonessential usage includes: irrigation of […]

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Beaver Island residents had to evacuate Oct. 16 due to rising water. File photo

Officials: Preparation saves Granite Shoals from severe damage; water safe to drink

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals City Manager Jeff Looney and Assistant City Manager Peggy Smith drove through their city Oct. 17 to see the damage done from floodwaters and rain Oct. 16. The two said they hardly saw any. (more…)

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Debris washed up on the banks of the Llano River at Grenwelge Park in Llano on Oct. 17. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA: As river flows decrease, flood operations still underway in ‘historic’ event

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority is reminding Highland Lakes residents that though Llano River flows have decreased since early Tuesday, Oct. 16, flood operations are still underway throughout the chain of lakes. (more…)

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UPDATE: Llano water system back to 100 percent

UPDATE: Llano water system back to 100 percent

UPDATE OCT. 18: The city of Llano is reporting that its water system is back to 100 percent. The city is not nor has it been under a boil water notice. PREVIOUS INFORMATION: From the city of Llano: The city of Llano is still under water conservation protocol. Bottled water is available at Llano Junior […]

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Horseshoe Bay officials: Water is safe but be conservative

Horseshoe Bay officials: Water is safe but be conservative

From the city of Horseshoe Bay: Floodwaters have begun to recede, and the city of Horseshoe Bay’s water intakes are now functional with limited pump capacity. The city is working to install an alternative pumping system that should be functional by Friday morning and provide 100 percent capacity. Residents may return to normal household usage; […]

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