Flood Safety

Austin Flood Safety Guidelines

Texas leads the nation in flood-related deaths and holds about half of the world records for highest rainfall rates in less than 48 hours. Austin lies in the center of Flash Flood Alley (from San Antonio to Dallas), where flash flooding is the number one natural disaster threat to the area. Flash floods have been the number one storm-related killer for the past 25 years in Austin, with about 10 percent of the land in Austin inside the floodplain. Six months ago, the historic Memorial Day Floods damaged nearly 350 homes, most of which were not covered by insurance, and…

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