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Austinites and Harvey
Monday, August 28, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
Though Austin has been spared from the worst of Hurricane Harvey thus far, rains from the catastrophic storm continue to hit the city and cause trouble. In terms of city operations, tomorrow the city and Travis County will open later that usual. Info on how that will impact things like libraries and courts is here. Here is a helpful list of answers the city has compiled about Harvey, and resources for dealing with the storm. Austin Energy has been hard at work addressing the many power outages caused by the storm. Here is a statement about those efforts and here is Austin Energy’s interactive outage map that also allows residents to report outages. ATXfloods is up and running with info about area floods and low-water crossings. Please check it before heading out. Finally, public hurricane shelter information is available by calling 311. Be safe out there!