Flash Flood Warning for Lee and Bastrop Counties, Texas

This alert expired on June 17, 2015 at 12:45:00 AM CDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Bastrop; Lee

Posted June 16, 2015 at 11:08:00 PM CDT

The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 12:45 am CDT For Bastrop and Lee counties. At 11:06 pm CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms associated with tropical storm Bill continued producing heavy rain over much of Bastrop and Lee counties. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Flash Flooding is expected to continue.

Some locations that will experience flooding include: Elgin, Bastrop, Giddings, Smithville, Lexington, Cedar Creek. Circle D-kc estate, Wyldwood, Tanglewood, Fedor, Rosanky, Circle D-kc Estates, Camp Swift, Dime Box, Paige, Upton, Manheim. Blue, Alum Creek and Lincoln.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

Recommended actions

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth. Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.


Tips from ready.gov

Excerpted from ready.gov

  • Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

  • Elevate the furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home if you live in an area that has a high flood risk.

  • Consider installing "check valves" to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home.

  • If feasible, construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering the building and seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds.

  • More:

  • What to do before a flood.

Excerpted from ready.gov

  • Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move.

  • If you must prepare to evacuate, you should do the following:

    • Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves if instructed to do so. Disconnect electrical appliances. Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.

    • Secure your home. If you have time, bring in outdoor furniture. Move essential items to an upper floor.

  • Be aware of stream, drainage channels, canyons and other areas known to flood suddenly. Flash floods can occur in these areas with or without typical warnings such as rain clouds or heavy rain.

  • If you have to leave your home, remember these evacuation tips:

    • Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.

    • Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be swept away quickly.

    • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams, rivers or creeks, particularly during threatening conditions.

  • More:

  • What to do during a flood.

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