Evacuations and rescues across Central Texas due to flooding

Lake Travis is over 100 percent full. The Travis County Sheriff's Office is going door-to-door at Graveyard Point to alert residents of the rising waters.

Residents of several communities across Central Texas are being evacuated due to flooding throughout the Hill Country.

The Colorado River is rising and has caused flooding in the Kingsland area. Officials have urged residents along the Llano River to evacuate. Those living within 1/4 mile of the north and south banks are under a mandatory evacuation and evacuation centers and shelters have been opened.

Officials say evacuations were also going on at the Shady River RV Park off SH 29 east of Georgetown.

Granite Shoals residents who see water or live on the lake front are urged to evacuate immediately. Officials are asking everyone to stay off the roads unless they are evacuating. City Hall has been closed and officials say there will be no city meetings Tuesday night. 

Horseshoe Bay officials urge residents along the water to evacuate. The city of Horseshoe Bay is also evacuating the following areas as a precaution: Lighthouse Dr, No Return, Wenmohs, Goose Point Dr., Applehead Island Dr., HSB Blvd North and the Cape

Below are a list of shelters that are open for evacuees:

  • Horseshoe Bay: An all night shelter facility is located at 901 La Ventana in Marble Falls at the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls
  • Marble Falls: A shelter is set up at the First Baptist Church in Marble Falls. An overflow shelter is located at the Burnet Community Center.
  • Granite Shoals: The First Baptist Church located At 505 S Phillips Ranch Rd. has opened as a shelter.
  • Llano: North Llano residents can go to Oesteriech's Rose located at 809 West Young Street. Residents in South Llano east of Flag Creek can evacuate to the First Baptist Church on Luce Street. South Llano residents west of Flag Creek can go to the JLK Arena and Events Center on Ranch Road 152.
  •  Kingsland: The Community Center on Rose Hill Drive is opening up for evacuees.

Williamson County Emergency Management says two water rescues were conducted. One was a vehicle in high water off CR 251 in the Andice area. Both people were taken to a hospital. 

The second rescue involved a school bus off CR 177 in Leander. The driver and one student were not hurt and got assistance to a safe area.

The Burnet County Sheriff's Office has also confirmed a body was recovered along the Colorado River due to flooding. The body has not been identified yet.