Flash flooding, severe weather expected May 18-20

May 18, 2021

Georgetown residents should be prepared for severe weather starting the afternoon of Tuesday, May 18, through Thursday, May 20.

The National Weather Service has the area in a flash flood watch through 1 p.m. Thursday. In that time, Georgetown and other areas of Central Texas are expected to receive between 6 and 8 inches of rain, with some pockets receiving up to 10 inches. Considering the rain Georgetown has received in recent days, 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 + other bodies of water & low bridges

City staff is 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.


Emergency alerts

Prepare for flooding

Forecast updates

Road closures due to flooding

Flood stage information

City of Georgetown

  • Water and electric 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
  • City Facebook
    • Note: As of Tuesday afternoon, the City was planning to post updates on this page and on social media Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. 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.


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