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Flood recovery continues
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
Though most of the floodwaters receded quickly, the city was hard at work Tuesday getting everything back in order. After temporarily closing due to flooding on Monday, the Austin Animal Center reopened Tuesday for adoptions and fostering, as well as for those reclaiming lost pets. Today, at 11 a.m., the center will reopen for intake. As of yesterday, the city’s parks were still being evaluated for safety. An updated list of parks and park facility closures can be found here. Austin Resource Recovery can be contacted via 3-1-1 for residents who need removal of large tree limbs or household items damaged by flooding. The department asks that customers request pick-up only for storm damage. Information about city facilities experiencing wastewater overflows – and what customers should do if impacted – can be found here. Additionally, a watercraft ban on Lady Bird Lake and all creeks within city limits has been extended through today, May 27, at noon. More information about the city’s response to the Memorial Day weekend weather and floods can be found on the city’s website.
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