Officials watch water levels, assess damage after heavy rains

Heavy rains prompted flash flood warnings over the past couple days and that has officials watching water levels and assessing overall damage from Central Texas storms.

The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management has recommended everyone stay away from areas along the Colorado River until water levels return to normal. 

The heavy rains throughout Central Texas raised water levels and prompted concerns in Bastrop County. 

Onion Creek is also always a concern for officials in Caldwell County. Officials with Austin's Watershed Protection Department say the National Weather Service did issue a flood warning for the creek. 

Despite the warning, water levels would have to be much to affect any Onion Creek homes. Records were set back on Halloween 2013 where the river crested at more than 40 feet. 

Thankfully that wasn't the case with the most recent storms but officials were out monitoring levels. They remind drivers to not drive across any water covered road. Cars can be quickly swept away by just a few inches of water.

Remember the saying if you encounter any water on the road, "Turn Around, Don't Drown".