The City continuing its comprehensive response to severe weather.
The City of Austin is continuing its comprehensive response to the Memorial Day weekend severe weather incidents.
There are no reported fatalities or missing persons within the Austin city limits, however Travis County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered the body of a man in northeast Travis County. The cause of death is undetermined.
The Fire Department has extended the watercraft ban on Lady Bird Lake and all creeks within the City limits through noon on Wednesday, May 27. The ban affects all commercial and navigational boating as well as recreational use of the waterways. Watercraft operating illegally in the Flood Ban Area are subject to impound.
The public is asked to use caution around trails and bodies of water. Monitor ATXfloods.com for road closure information.
The public should call 3-1-1 for the following:
To request pick up of large limbs or household items damaged by flooding. Due to the significant impact from the weekend storms, it likely will take a few weeks for crews to complete the removal. Staff is prioritizing areas that were impacted most heavily by the storms. Please, only request a pick up if your property was affected by the storms.
Please report clogged culverts and debris.
Report storm damaged trees on public properties and overhead electric lines.
Report flooding on private property. Floods impacted residents can also upload photos and videos of flooding at ATXfloods.com.
Austin 3-1-1 can also help citizens get in contact with the Austin Area Urban League which administers the Emergency Home Repair program. They may be able to assist residents but only with roofing, plumbing and electrical work. Locations within city limits only.
The Development Services Department has taken the following steps to aid impacted residents and businesses:
If a protected-size tree on property is storm damaged and poses an imminent risk to life or property, the public is encouraged to take photos and proceed with removal.
Building permits, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing permits, will be expedited. Expedited Permits will only be issued to return the property to pre-flood conditions. The public should indicate the request is a result of the Memorial Day Flood, 2015. Building permits are processed at the Permit Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, 1st Floor.
Site Plan exemption requests will also be expedited for repairs requiring submission of a site plan. The public should indicate the request is a result of the Memorial Day Flood, 2015.
Austin Energy responded to outages impacting 30,000 customer due to severe weather. All customer services have been restored, following 37 pole replacements and 147 downed wires.
Austin-Travis County EMS
ATCEMS reported 29 water related incidents for the day ranging from swift water rescues to evacuations.
Austin Fire Department
Crews responded to 497 incidents between 2:30 and 7 p.m. Monday, May 25. Of those, 187 were flood related.
Austin Water Utility
Austin Water Department is reporting numerous waste-water overflows. Those incidents are not expected to impact the public’s drinking water supply.
Austin Animal Center
The Austin Animal Center reopened Tuesday for adoptions, those reclaiming pets, and anyone wanting to help by fostering a pet from the shelter after temporarily closing to the public Monday due to weather conditions.
Teams inspected more than 80 properties for potential structural damage. Inspections were concentrated in areas along Shoal, Waller, Boggy, and Onion creek. No dangerous structural conditions have been identified. Austin Code neighborhood teams will continue to inspect areas throughout the week for potential flood damage.
Code Officers are in communication with two commercial properties, Shoal Creek Saloon and Whole Earth Provisions, both located on Lamar Blvd near 10th St and have already begun immediate repairs.
Austin Parks and Recreation Department
Crews are currently assessing potential damage at pools, parks and trails. The public is asked to use caution around trails and bodies of water until damage and safety assessments are complete.
If a trail or park is closed do not attempt to bypass barriers or signs. Residents who see damage in the parks or on City trails are asked to call 3-1-1 and report it.