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Flood relief and recovery continues

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

The city continues its recovery efforts following last week’s flood. A centralized resource for impacted Austinites and those wishing to help, austintexas.gov/help, offers the city’s compiled information about safety, re-entry and building recovery in the area. In addition, today the Flood Information Center at Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive, will expand services and transition to a Flood Assistance Center, providing HEB meals for lunch and dinner as well as financial, housing and recovery information. So far, the Austin Code Department has identified 12 dangerous properties and 189 properties that had water at or above 18 inches. Six flooded houses had water levels up to 6 inches. This week, Austin Resource Recovery has collected 167 tons of debris, 2,000 pounds of hazardous waste and 4,900 pounds of appliances and electronics.

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