People Told to Seek Higher Ground as Llano River Rising

Spectrum News Austin

LLANO, Texas – People are being told to seek higher ground if they live near the Llano River on Tuesday.

  • Llano River expected to crest at 41 feet
  • People encouraged to move to higher ground
  • LCRA said it is a dangerous situation  

The river is now above 39 feet and continues to rise. The forecast crest is expected to reach 41 feet, which rivals the previous record of 41.5 feet in 1935.

The National Weather Service said anyone living in low-lying or vulnerable areas along the river need to move to higher ground immediately. According to the NWS, the major flooding is ongoing.

Evacuations: 

  • Like Oak
  • Lakeshore Drive
  • Pecan Circle
  • Backbone
  • Barrier Lane
  • Waterside
  • Louise
  • Edith
  • McDonald
  • Hackberry

According to the Lower Colorado River Authority, the river near Mason, Llano, and Sandy Creek near Kingsland have all reached the flood stage.

The LCRA said in a tweet this is a dangerous situation; “We encourage everyone to monitor flooding conditions in their area and be ready to take action, if necessary.”

The Kingsland Community Center is open for evacuees in Kingsland due to the Llano River flooding.

The LCRA has opened all of the floodgates at Starcke Dam and four floodgates at Wirtz Dam to empty into Lake Travis.

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