AUSTIN -- Officials have opened two checkpoints to begin allowing residents to re-enter areas that were flooded during Thursday morning's storms.
The neighborhoods allowing re-entry include Onion Creek, Onion Creek Forest, Silverstone and Onion Creek Plantation.
Pedestrians will be allowed to enter at the intersection of Quicksilver Boulevard and Canella Drive (map) and motorists can enter at the intersection of South Pleasant Valley Road and East William Cannon Drive (map).
Officials will only allow vehicles with proper identification into the area. Those without proof of residency may not be allowed to re-enter.
The city said that some residents will not be allowed to re-enter their homes. If homes are marked with a yellow sign, there is minor damage to the home. If it is marked with a red sign, the city has deemed it uninhabitable and there are dangerous conditions within the structure. The red areas will be fenced off to ensure safety and residents will not be permitted to enter.
The city said, however, that inspections are not completed and will continue throughout the weekend. Unmarked structures should be entered with extreme caution.
If landlords or insurance personnel are entering the property, they must accompany a resident. Residents must notify police if they are bringing these individuals into the areas.
The city said that residents may begin bringing contractors into the neighborhoods beginning Sunday, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m.
For more information, residents should call 3-1-1 or can receive assistance at the Flood Assistance Center from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday through Monday at the Dove Springs Recreation Center.