Central Texas Under Severe Storm Warning

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News Team

A severe storm warning has been issued for Gillespie County, in central Texas, until 4:15 pm this Saturday, February 10. The warning includes the possibility of hail, strong winds, and isolated tornadoes. If you are near the storm, it is important to stay inside and take necessary precautions.

The current situation indicates that strong storms are moving over I-35 from Bexar County to Dallas. Authorities from various locations in the center of Texas, specifically in Bastrop and Fayette counties, have implemented emergency measures due to the increase in the water level in the Colorado River. This increase could potentially reach its highest level in more than 100 years.

On Monday, Fayette County authorities extended the mandatory evacuation area for residents between Water Street due to the rise of the Colorado River in La Grange. The National Weather Service predicts that the Colorado River is expected to rise to 54.5 feet this Monday afternoon, with the record level being 56.7 feet.

Evacuated residents are being directed to the shelter established at the Second Baptist Church located at 1010 N Street. Von Minden, in La Grange. Various transportation routes in La Grange have also been closed, such as the main lanes of Interstate 71.

In addition to the rising river levels, heavy rains and flooding have caused more than 50,000 people to be left without power in Austin. It is important for residents to stay informed about the current weather conditions and to follow any evacuation orders or safety measures issued by local authorities. If you are in an area affected by severe weather, it is crucial to take necessary precautions to ensure your safety.

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