AUSTIN (KXAN) - People in South Austin are wondering why their homes either flooded or came very close to it early Sunday after storms rolled through the city.
According to the city's floodplain map, some of the areas that flooded early Sunday morning aren't listed as flood-prone areas.
Meta Price watched nervously as the overflowing creek inched closer to her home. She had a reason to fear the rising water.
Vital Farms, which sits on the other side of the creek, flooded during the storm. Neither Price's home or the farm are listed on Austin's flood plain map.
"Just because it's not on a flood plain map doesn't mean flooding will not occur," said Kevin Shunk with Austin's Watershed Protection Department. He said getting a foot of rain was unusual and drains couldn't keep up.
"Storm drains are not designed to handle the amount of water that fell," Shunk said.
Price won't be moving away, but says next time the water comes up near her door, she'll be better prepared.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.