Texas officials are working Sunday afternoon to address flooding at the Capitol after a storm drops heavy rain in Austin.
“The State Preservation Board is working with the Governor’s office, as well as, all applicable agencies to address flooding at the Capitol steeming from the current storm in Austin,” Gov. Greg Abbott wrote on Twitter. “It’s all hands on deck.”
The State Preservation Board is working with the Governor’s office as well as all applicable agencies to address flooding at the Capitol stemming from the current storm in Austin.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 15, 2021
It’s all hands on deck.
Videos from Sloan Byerly, the chief of staff for state Rep. Travis Clardy, showed flooding in the underground extension and hallways of the Texas Capitol.
Back hall between E2.200 and 300. pic.twitter.com/DZOhz9oYte— Sloan Byerly (@wsbyerly) August 15, 2021
While another video shared with KPRC 2 shows flooding inside of Gregory Gym at UT Austin.
Pool party at Greg’s 🏊♂️😱 pic.twitter.com/kD2otKfD4z— Jonathan Sherchand (@JSherchand) August 15, 2021
According to KXAN, a flash flood warning is in effect for Central Travis County until 5:15 p.m. after more than four inches of rain fell in an hour.
Rainfall totals over the next 24 hours look to be on the range of around 0.25″ to 0.75″. However, isolated totals of 1″+ are possible where the heavier downpours develop.