Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Austin/San Antonio, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
845 AM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Texas...

  Colorado River Near Smithville Affecting Bastrop and Fayette Counties
  Colorado River Above La Grange Affecting Fayette County

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

All persons with interests along the river should monitor
the latest forecasts, and be prepared to take necessary
precautions to protect life and property.

River stage forecasts are based on observed rainfall along with
predicted rain for the next 12 hours. If actual rainfall varies
from forecast values, forecast river stages will vary.

Do not drive automobiles through flooded areas. Remember, 18 inches
of water or less can carry away most vehicles, including trucks.

If you see flood waters or come upon a flooded roadway, remember
to turn around and do not drown.

For the latest river stages and forecasts visit our web page at
www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx.

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845 AM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

 The flood warning continues for
  the Colorado River Near Smithville.
* At  8:40 AM Saturday the stage was 29.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall...and will fall below flood stage
  after midnight tonight.
* Impact...At 30.0 feet...Major flooding inundates homes five miles upstream in
  Hidden Valley Estates, three miles upstream in Doty River Estates, one mile
  upstream in Pecan Shores Estates just above Smithville and in Kirtley below
  Smithville..

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts:
                    BF  FLD  Observed            Forecast 7AM
Location           STG  STG    STG    Day Time   Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu
 Smithville         10   20   29.1   Sat  9 AM  13.2   7.3   5.1   3.8   3.1


&&

LAT...LON 2999 9718 3006 9717 2996 9686 2989 9692


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845 AM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

 The flood warning continues for
  the Colorado River Above La Grange.
* At  8:31 AM Saturday the stage was 42.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall...and will fall below flood stage
  tomorrow morning.
* Impact...At 43.0 feet...Disastrous flooding of the Colorado River damages
  several mobile homes in La Grange and five permanent homes in the Fritsch Auf
  subdivision are flooded up to six to seven feet. Severely flooded roads and
  bridges near the river make travel and evacuations dangerous..

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts:
                    BF  FLD  Observed            Forecast 7AM
Location           STG  STG    STG    Day Time   Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu
 La Grange          19   26   42.0   Sat  9 AM  32.8  14.1   9.7   7.6   6.2


&&

LAT...LON 2989 9692 2996 9686 2982 9669 2976 9675


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