City of Austin, and partners, continue comprehensive response.
The City of Austin, and partners, continues its comprehensive response to the 2015 Halloween Floods.
The best place for public information is austintexas.gov/help – which includes information on sheltering, safety, re-entry, recovery, how to help and FAQs. Those seeking assistance should call 3-1-1 or visit the Flood Assistance Center.
The Flood Assistance Center (FAC), located at the Dove Springs Recreation Center, will remain open and the hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Tuesday, Nov. 10. More information will be announced regarding hours of operation starting Wednesday. Nov. 11 when it is available.
From Sunday Nov. 1 to Thursday Nov. 5 a daily average of 179 households received services at Dove Springs Recreation Center.
Services provided at the FAC include:
Health concerns (mold, home safety)
Structure safety notices (white, yellow, red)
Referral services and information
Lost/found animal information
Red Cross assistance
City sheltering continues at the Dittmar Recreation Center. Between Nov. 2 and Nov. 5, an average of 71 guests have spent nights at the shelter. The shelter is not at capacity and there are no plans to open an additional shelter at this time.
There are no elevated reports of disease in the flood affected area, shelter or Flood Assistance Center.
Officers will be assigned to flood-affected areas 24/7 to patrol and respond to citizen questions and assist when needed. APD has staff on-site at both the Dittmar and Dove Springs Recreation Centers.
City crews have cleared more than 580 tons of debris, not including dumpsters, in addition to responding to more than 200 storm service requests to date. This includes almost three tons of hazardous waste, such as household cleaners and paint, and more than eight tons of appliances and electronics.
Austin Energy has resolved all Halloween storm related outages that can be resolved. Some customers service could not be restored to residences in which meters were removed due to damage.
More than 900 properties have been assessed by Austin Code Department. Of those assessed about 400 structures sustained flood damage. At least 336 properties in Travis County were affected by last week’s flood. Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources (TNR) has inspected more than 500 properties and continues to assess the number that have received flood damage.
There is no estimate on the cost of damage to public or private property. There is no estimate on the local government response or recovery costs. Damage assessment teams will be compiling information, to create a report for the State of Texas, which will allow the Governor to make the determination if he will request Federal assistance from the President. There is no estimated timeline for the assessment to be complete.
Until further notice, Fallwell Lane between Guerrero Drive and Texas toll road 130 is closed. Repairs are underway along sections of Fallwell Lane heading east from Texas 130 towards Sand Hill Energy Plant and South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Updates will be forthcoming.
Fallwell Lane Update
On Fallwell Lane heading west from Texas 130 to Guerrero Drive the road remains closed until further notice.
Fallwell Lane heading west from Texas 130 to Guerrero Drive will be detoured south along Texas 130 Service Road to connect traffic to Hwy 71.
On Fallwell Lane heading east from Texas 130, crews have opened lanes to two-way traffic towards Sand Hill Energy Plant and South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The intersection of Fallwell Lane and 130 Service Road is opened both ways.
Crews have installed message boards to assist with alternative routes.