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Halloween flood

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Audio: Flood raises concerns over troubled Austin dam

Recent flooding near Lady Bird Lake in Austin has called attention to long-standing mechanical problems at the dam that forms the lake — problems that the city of Austin is aware of but hasn’t found the money to address.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Hays County offers free vaccinations to flood victims

The Hays County Local Health Department is offering free tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations to flood victims and volunteers who are not current on their vaccinations.

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Hays County organizes assistance for flood victims

Hays County officials are organizing a one-stop shop for residents affected by the torrential Halloween flood last week to look for assistances from nonprofit organizations and relief agencies.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Hays County rainfall totals 10/31/13

Hays County watchers reported rainfall totals as high as 12 inches today in parts, according to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. Here's a look at the deluge that fueled the Halloween flood of 2013.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Video: More San Marcos area flooding 10/31/13

Additional video of familiar spots along the San Marcos River, shot this morning by photographer Stephen Ramirez. This package includes footage of the Spring Lake Dam falls, Sewell Park, Rio Vista Falls and the flood control dam...

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Video: Flooding in San Marcos 10/31/13

Video of familiar spots along the San Marcos River, shot this morning by photographer Stephen Ramirez.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Updated: Blanco, San Marcos rivers begin to recede in San Marcos

The Blanco and San Marcos Rivers are beginning to recede this morning after heavy rains in Hays County caused early morning flooding and evacuations in San Marcos.

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