AUSTIN (KXAN)— KXAN’s Alyssa Goard is following weather updates around the Austin area Wednesday.
Austin-Travis County EMS performed a water rescue near Rutland Drive and Mearns Meadow at Little Walnut Creek. They say the person was not in a car. ACTEMS transported that person (who had non-life threatening injuries) to Dell Seton Medical Center.
“Water in creeks expected to continue to rise. Stay out of moving water!” ACTEMS warned in a tweet.
Travis County Emergency Services District 1 is monitoring low water crossings and also keeping an eye out on the water. They have a boat ready on Lake Travis in case they need to get someone by water.
Captain Brittney Garnet with Travis County Emergency Services District 1 at Jonestown says they are expecting two to six inches of rain in their district which spans 178 square miles. She says that there several areas in the district that are prone to flooding, which is why the district has prepped their zodiac boat in the event of a water rescue.
At the Travis County Emergency Service District 2 Jonestown Station, crews are at the ready for severe weather. They have their rescue truck ready to go as well as a rescue boat for any swift water rescues they may need to perform
They are also watching areas that have flooded before, including the intersection of FM 1431 and Cow Creek where there’s a low water crossing. In October, that low water crossing flooded over.
As rain starts to come down, Austin’s Watershed Protection Department has already prepared by placing sandbags outside homes on Wooldridge Drive. Several homes there had their back yards collapse into Shoal Creek in May of 2018 and ever since the city makes preparations like these to prevent redirected water from flooding homes or driveways.