Area shelters welcome displaced residents in wake of Highland Lakes flood



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Flood waters from the Llano River overflowed in the Kingsland area, including roadways such as RR 1431 in Llano County. Emergency first responders helped residents find higher ground and temporary quarters in area emergency shelters.





Editor's Note: As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 the Marble Falls Middle School shelter has reached capacity. Marble Falls First Baptist Church, 901 La Ventana Dr., has been established as a new shelter location.

Compiled by Savanna Gregg •
Staff Writer •

As flood waters continue to plague areas of Burnet and Llano counties Oct. 16, residents – and their pets – were evacuated from their homes to area shelters.

Flood waters in the Llano River ushered in by thunderstorms in a 24-hour period have wreaked havoc in the Highland Lakes.

Area emergency first responders have assisted residents in communities including Meadowlakes and Marble Falls as well as Llano and Kingsland in getting to higher ground.

For those who do not have alternative accommodations, officials have established temporary shelters until the flood waters subside.

Items needed at shelters include leashes for pets, larger clothing and jackets and blankets, and Gatorade for first responders who are filtering in and out of the facility.

Area communities including Marble Falls, Meadowlakes and Llano are faced evacuations until the flood water recede.

The following is a list of evacuation shelters:

Marble Falls Area

Marble Falls Middle School – 1511 Pony Circle

City of Meadowlakes City Hall – 177 Broadmoor St.

Church at Horseshoe Bay Social Hall, 600 Hi Ridge Road

First Baptist Church Granite Shoals – 505 S. Phillips Ranch Rd.

Kingsland Area

Kingsland Community Center – 3451 Rose Hill Dr.

First Baptist Church of Kingsland - 3435 RR 1431

Llano Area

Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church – 800 Wright St.

John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena – 2200 W Ranch Rd 152

Inman's Kitchen Bar-B-Q – 809 W. Young St.

First Baptist Church Llano – 107 W. Luce St.

Staff Writer Connie Swinney contributed to this report.

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