Onion Creek flood damage maps


by KVUE.com


Posted on November 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 7 at 9:00 PM

AUSTIN -- The City of Austin has released more information regarding damage from last week's floods.

Officials released the following maps showing where damage occurred in Onion Creek:

As of Nov. 6 about 1,791 properties have been inspected in Austin and Travis County. About 659 homes are damaged, with 259 receiving major damage.

A total of 15 homes were deemed "destroyed" by investigators.

About 1,300 tons of debris have been removed. That's the weight of about 800 mid-size cars, the City says.

Forty-three people are taking shelter in the Flood Assistance Center.

The U.S. Geological Survey says Onion Creek reached 41 feet near U.S. 183 the day of the flood. The water gauge in that area rose 11 feet in 15 minutes between 6:15 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. This sets a record for Onion Creek.

On Oct. 31 the creek's flow rate was 120,000 cubit feet per second. That's nearly double the average flow rate of Niagara Falls.

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