Severe Weather Alerts and Watches for Central Texas

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Courtesy: David Soto

*Update* 10:53 pm

NWS confirms EF1 tornadoes Saturday night in Williamson and Travis Counties.

TxDOT has closed RM 12 bridge over the Blanco River in Wimberley indefinitely, due to bridge damage. Plan alternate route.

Governor Greg Abbott will visit Wichita Falls and Wimberley, TX on Monday, May 25th to survey recent storm damage and discuss with local leaders the statewide resources available for ongoing recovery efforts.

Curfew now in effect until 7 a.m. in areas of Hays County affected by the floods, including San Marcos and Wimberley.

A number of people are still missing in Wimberley. If you are displaced & think your loved ones may be looking for you report your location to our hotline at 512-393-7896.

Red Cross is in desperate need of volunteers to help with relief efforts.

Training for new volunteers will be offered on Monday, May 25, at Point Community Church, 11300 Old San Antonio Road, Manchaca, Texas 78652. Training begins at 9 a.m. Upon completion of this training, volunteers will be official Red Cross disaster volunteers and will be trained to work in a Red Cross shelter or perform damage assessment.

New Volunteers: Visit here to start your application before the training begins on Monday. Volunteers without online access can also fill out the application on site on Monday before training begins.

Existing volunteers: Existing Red Cross volunteers are encouraged to log in to Volunteer Connections as soon as possible and update their availability. You will be contacted by staff services as needs arise.

Red Cross volunteer training is free and open to the public. A background check will be performed on every volunteer applicant prior to the training on Monday.

*Update* 5:20 pm

A kayaker has to be rescued at Barton Creek due to flooding. The person had to seek higher ground by climbing up a tree. He was eventually saved by a water rescue task force team and was taken to a medic.

City of San Marcos is reporting one flood fatality. Several people are still missing in Wimberley.

Barton Springs (Rapids) Pool is closed until further notice.

Bridge reported washed out in Blanco County. Closer look in the photo on the left side of this story.

Flood Warning Issued for Barton Creek and Onion Creek

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Barton Creek and Onion Creek in Austin.

The warning for Onion Creek is until 5:24 a.m., May 25 or until cancelled.

Onion Creek is forecast by the National Weather Service to rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue to rise to near 20 feet by this afternoon.The river will fall below flood stage by late this afternoon.

While Onion Creek is expected to rise above flood stage current projections indicate structures in the area will not be threatened.

The warning for Barton Creek is in effect until 4:00 p.m., May 25 or until cancelled and is primarily centered on the area near Loop 360.

Public safety officials are continuing to monitor current water levels throughout the Austin area.

For updated information, media should monitor City of Austin social media or visit

Flash Flood Warning for Blanco, Caldwell, Travis, and Williamson Counties set to expire at 7:15 am.

Flash Flood Warning for Fayette and Lee until 7:15 am.

Flash Flood Warning for Western Central Hays County until 8 am.

Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Williamson, Hays and other northern counties until midnight.

It's been a morning of evacuations and water rescues in parts of Caldwell County and it could continue well into Sunday evening.

Residents in San Marcos have been urged to evacuate. If you need to seek a shelter in San Marcos, go to Hernandez Elementary at 333 Stagecoach Trail.

TxDOT says NB I-35 is open again on San Marcos at the Blanco River. One southbound lanes has also re-opened. Drive carefully.

Flash Flood watch for Travis County has been cancelled. Residents can expect a cloudy day with drizzle in the afternoon. There could be rain Sunday evening.