Kingsland health officials advising flood victims to get vaccinated

In a matter of minutes’ flood waters rushed into more than 400 homes washing away beloved household items, memories and people's livelihoods. Days after the devastation, the Llano community began clean-up.

Volunteers from all over came to lend a hand, gutting homes and helping those in need.

Wendy Taylor with the Kingsland Community Center said she’s never seen anything like it.

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Wednesday, multiple agencies created a resource center at the Kingsland Community Center. Hays County Emergency Management officials estimate at least 300-homes registered for assistance.

Donations from nearby businesses, agencies and services from places like Seton Kingsland Health Care provided for those in need. The clinic provided about 200 vaccinations for first responders, flood victims and volunteers. As of Wednesday the clinic was out of stock but should be receiving more supplies to assist more people soon.

Dr. Alan Leifeste recommends people receive updated vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B as well as a tetanus shot. The flood waters host contaminants like sewage and bacteria. “After you get a big disaster like this you don't know how long it's going to take cleaned up so these contaminants will be around for a while," Dr. Leifeste said.

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Dr. Leifeste also advises people to cover their mouths, wear proper footwear and gloves as they sift through damaged homes.

The MARC will be open for flood victims Wednesday from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m.

Taylor said the outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming she’s certain with the continued hard work from residents and county leaders they will recover. "We are going to make it through this and we are going to come out on the other side stronger and better and still loving each other," Taylor said.

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Kingsland Auxiliary is handling donations.

Monetary donations can be made at Llano County Chamber of Commerce.

For vaccinations, DSHS is hosting a clinic at Sharing Harvest Food Pantry from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. Thursday and Seton will host one at Lake Shores Church in Marble Falls from 7 a.m. till 9 a.m.