AUSTIN (KXAN) - People weren't the only ones needing rescue during Thursday's floods.
The Austin Animal Center and the Austin Humane Society are currently housing pets that belong to people who were forced from their homes.
As of 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the AAC is looking after 43 pets that have owners. AAC said they took in about 20 stray dogs and five cats.
Over on the other side of town, the Austin Humane Society is taking care of 50 dogs and cats. Most of hte animals have an owner but are just there for safe keeping.
Any strays will be placed on a hold while the agencies work to find any potential owners.
All the evacuated animals from the S. Pleasant Valley Road area were transported to AHS. Any other pets rescued were taken to the AAC.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.
Caldwell County residents gathered Thursday evening to organize their fight against a proposed landfill that they say poses a hazard that they don't need.