Helping those affected by flooding and storms

Photo Credit: Martin Frazier, Blanco State Park

What you can do if you'd like to help those affected by the flooding and storms, or if you need help yourself, in our area.

Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management has a number for the Halloween floods. If you have had damage to your home or property you're asked to call: 512-332-7225.

Here are locations you can pick up flood cleanup supplies and register with the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team for further assistance with cleaning up your home and removing damaged contents:

First United Methodist Church
5630 FM 535
(Corner of hwy 21 & FM 535)
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
Hours: M-Th 10 am-2 pm

Church of Christ
287 Hwy 20
Bastrop, TX 78602
Hours: open till 6:00 pm today
M-Th 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Volunteer Reception Center
108 Main Street
Smithville, TX 78957
Hours: open till 6:00 pm today
M-F 8 am-6:00 pm

Church of Christ
1416 E. Whitehead
Smithville, TX 78957
Hours: M-F 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Or call 512-360-2550

Sam's Floor Designs
350 Hwy 95 S
Elgin, TX
Hours: Monday 12 pm-5 pm
Tu-F 9 am-2 pm

The City of Austin has set up a website for people who may be impacted by floods. There's also information for those who want to volunteer.

Working closely with Emergency Management and other community partners the American Red Cross has the following shelters open for anyone impacted by severe weather and flash flooding:


Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W Dittmar Rd, Austin, TX 78745


First United Methodist Church, 1201 Main Street, Bastrop, TX


Gruene United Methodist, 2629 E Common Street, New Braunfels, TX

Call 1-800-928-4271 (Central Texas area) or 1-800-775-6803 (San Antonio area) for more information.

The Blanco River Regional Recovery Team says it is not in need of any material donations (clothes, supplies, etc.) at this time. It's asking those who would like to donate to help residents of the four-county BR3T area (Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Hays) recover from the flooding and storms that began on October 30 to do so in the following two ways:

  • Check or money order made out to: The Blanco River Regional Recovery Team, and send to the Blanco River Regional Recovery Team, P.O. Box 685, San Marcos, TX 78667
  • In person at any Wells Fargo Bank branch and designate your donation at the teller’s window to the Blanco River Regional Recovery Team of San Marcos, TX.

City of New Braunfels is collecting information from those that would like to volunteer. (more info)