Flood Preparedness | SARC

A tropical wave continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms in the southwest Gulf of Mexico. Upper-level winds are not conducive to development today. However, that will change on Sunday and Monday as the system moves to the north/northwest. A tropical depression and eventually a tropical storm is likely to form over the next few days. If the system does indeed become a tropical storm, it will likely be named Nicholas. [1]

Austin will experience consistent rain in the coming days and possibly weeks, requiring us to be prepared in order to stay safe and help others.

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The City of Austin has clear guidelines and resources for when it floods.

  • Be alert to your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media.
  • Avoid driving.
  • Stay away from creeks, trails, culverts, ponds and other drainage infrastructure.
  • If water starts to rise, seek higher ground. This may mean getting on your roof.

Check ATXfloods.com for known, flooded roads.

Sign up to get alerts by visiting https://warncentraltexas.org/alerts/ and https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736729515/#/signup

SARC is dedicated to providing information to help everyone stay safe during the rainy season. Please subscribe and follow our social media for updates during storms.

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