Update: Flood watch cancelled
Update August 23 at 1 p.m.
The National Weather Service has cancelled a FLOOD WATCH for Georgetown and surrounding areas. Isolated flooding remains possible with additional rainfall over the next few days.
Update: August 23 at 8 a.m.
The National Weather Service has extended a FLOOD WATCH for Georgetown and surrounding areas through 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24
Update: August 22, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD ADVISORY for Williamson County through 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22
August 22, 2022 at 10:26 a.m.
Georgetown residents should be prepared for severe weather starting this afternoon (Monday, Aug. 22) through midweek.
The National Weather Service has the area in a flash flood watch from 1 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday. In that time, Georgetown is expected to receive between 2 and 3 inches of rain, with some pockets receiving up to 6 inches. Most of this rainfall will be beneficial. However, some rounds could produce heavy rainfall quickly for some locations, with rainfall rates of 2-4 inches per hour possible. Considering the lack of rain Georgetown has experienced this summer, the ground will have difficulty absorbing so much water so quickly, therefore making areas more prone to flooding.
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 + trail crossings + 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. 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: https://warncentraltexas.org/
Prepare for flooding
- Ready.gov: https://www.ready.gov/plan?fbclid=IwAR39K9icNUXLeG58NnOjm2-dLXFq1ynUEf3z2pzoEGVhZ9EVfbPGo61B88w#wcm-survey-target-id
- Weather.gov: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
- National Weather Service (NWS): https://www.weather.gov
- NWS Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWSSanAntonio
- NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSSanAntonio
Road closures due to flooding
- ATXFloods: https://www.atxfloods.com/closures
- TxDOT Highway Conditions: https://drivetexas.org
Flood stage information
- United States Geological Survey (USGS): https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources/science/usgs-flood-information?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects
City of Georgetown
- Water and electric outages: https://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: https://twitter.com/georgetowntx
- City Facebook: https://www.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.