Halloween floods caused $1.9 million in damages to Travis County

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by KVUE News

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Posted on November 19, 2013 at 6:31 PM

AUSTIN -- The Halloween flood caused $1.9 million in damage to Travis County.

Commissioners said on Tuesday that that amount could rise. The flood ripped asphalt from roads, damaged bridges and parks, and even washed away some county vehicles.

So far 45 homeowners have applied for the county's buyout program. There are $2.4 million available for the Timber Creek neighborhood and other hard-hit areas.

Emergency Management Coordinator Pete Baldwin says the county's chances of getting money from FEMA are slim.

"The threshold the state has to meet is $35 million. The county has to show $3.5 million," he said.

Damage estimates for the county, Austin and Pflugerville combined total more than $14 million.





 

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