Flash Flood Emergency for Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop, Lee, Travis, and Williamson Counties in Central Texas. Extremely heavy rain is causing major flooding in Austin and Round Rock where numerous streams, rivers, and even lakes are quickly rising. 2 to 6 inches of rain has fallen and this area of rain is now spreading east into the aforementioned counties. Very dangerous and potentially life-threatening flooding is expected over the next few hours. Be ready to move to higher ground if you’re in a flood plain or low-lying area. Do not drive into flood waters.

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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
449 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

…FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR HAYS…CALDWELL…BASTROP AND LEE
COUNTIES…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
HAYS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
CALDWELL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
TRAVIS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
BASTROP COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
SOUTHEASTERN WILLIAMSON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
LEE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT

* AT 445 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN SHORTLY.

THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR HAYS…CALDWELL…BASTROP AND
LEE COUNTIES…
.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
AUSTIN…PFLUGERVILLE…SAN MARCOS…TAYLOR…LOCKHART…ELGIN…
BASTROP…LULING…GIDDINGS…SMITHVILLE…WIMBERLEY…LEXINGTON…
WINDEMERE…TANGLEWOOD FOREST…AUSTIN BERGSTROM INT AP…KYLE…
HUTTO…BUDA…MANOR AND WEST LAKE HILLS.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE
THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE
FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER.

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

REMAIN ALERT FOR FLOODING EVEN IN LOCATIONS NOT RECEIVING RAIN.
CREEKS…STREAMS AND RIVERS CAN BECOME RAGING KILLER CURRENTS IN A
MATTER OF MINUTES…EVEN FROM DISTANT RAINFALL.