Georgetown residents should be prepared for severe weather through Monday, June 7.
The National Weather Service is projecting Georgetown and other areas of Central and East Texas could receive up to an additional 4 inches of rain. Considering the rain Georgetown has received in recent weeks, the ground and waterways already are saturated and therefore more prone to flooding. Other threats in addition to flooding include damaging hail and wind and isolated tornadoes.
Georgetown residents should take steps now to prepare for flooding and damaging, severe weather. The following areas are particularly prone to flooding given their proximity to waterways and flood areas. People who live in and/or travel through these areas should use caution:
- Quail Valley toward 19th Street
- Golden Oaks/Shady Hollow/Airport Road
- Berry Creek entrance off Hwy. 195
- Along San Gabriel River + Lake Georgetown + Berry Creek + other bodies of water & low bridges
City staff are preparing barricades, clearing brush, and organizing staffing to make sure we can respond to the storm. Blue Hole trail crossing remains closed. The San Gabriel Park pedestrian crossings are open as of June 3, but are likely to close again with flooding. We have canceled our outdoor warning siren tests for Saturday, June 5.
While the City will share Georgetown-specific updates as needed, residents should use the following resources for helpful tips and updated information as the situation changes.
- Sign up with Warn Central Texas: warncentraltexas.org
Prepare for flooding
- National Weather Service (NWS): weather.gov
- NWS Twitter: twitter.com/NWSSanAntonio
- NWS Facebook: facebook.com/NWSSanAntonio
Road closures due to flooding
- ATXFloods: atxfloods.com/closures
Flood stage information
- Brazos Basin stream and reservoir data: BrazosBasinNow.org
City of Georgetown
- Water and electric outages: gus.georgetown.org/outages/
- If you’re experiencing an outage that you don’t see on the outage map, please call 512-930-3640. Make sure to call from the phone number associated with your account, because our phone system can recognize the number and update our system automatically, without speaking to a representative. Use of this automated system is critical for after hours and when our phone system is inundated with calls.
- City Twitter: twitter.com/georgetowntx
- City Facebook: facebook.com/CityofGeorgetown/
- Note: Please refer to the other resources listed above for more up-to-date information on the storm. We try to be as responsive as possible, but the City’s social media channels are not monitored 24/7. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.