LLANO, Texas – Emergency officals Tuesday morning urged people who live near the Llano River to seek higher ground.
- Llano River expected to crest at 41 feet
- People encouraged to move to higher ground
- LCRA said it is a dangerous situation
The river hit a historic flood stage cresting at 40-feet and almost rising over the bridge in Llano. The previous record of 41.5 feet was in 1935.
The National Weather Service said anyone living in low-lying or vulnerable areas along the river need to move to higher ground immediately. According to the NWS, the major flooding is ongoing.
- Like Oak
- Lakeshore Drive
- Pecan Circle
- Barrier Lane
- Granite Shoals
According to the Lower Colorado River Authority, the river near Mason, Llano, and Sandy Creek near Kingsland has reached the flood stage.
The LCRA said in a tweet this is a dangerous situation: "We encourage everyone to monitor flooding conditions in their area and be ready to take action, if necessary."
The Kingsland Community Center is open for evacuees in Kingsland due to the Llano River flooding. Emergency shelter is also available at the Marble Falls Middle School
The LCRA has opened all of the floodgates at Starcke Dam and four floodgates at Wirtz Dam to empty into Lake Travis.