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Flood resources

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Central Texas was battered repeatedly throughout the Memorial Day weekend with heavy storms and large hail, followed Monday by tornado sightings and touchdowns that persisted throughout the day. With nearly all creeks overflowing their banks, Austin experienced the worst flooding since the 1981 Memorial Day floods. Reports of water rescues continued throughout the weekend, as did evacuations of several areas. On Monday, a dam at Bastrop State Park ruptured, prompting warnings to area residents to seek higher ground. As of Monday evening, all Tuesday classes in Bastrop County have been canceled. The Austin Chronicle has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for those impacted by the weekend’s storms.

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