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Flash flooding prompts Webberville evacuation

An evacuation order has been issued for residents in Webberville, off Old Commanche Trail.

The notice issued just before 9 a.m. followed reports that a crew was dispatched to Farm to Market 969 in Webberville to rescue someone from high water. Also, officials in Bastrop County also said that the access roads of State Highway 71 were flooded just west of State Highway 20.

Doppler radar estimates show heavy rains have soaked the area, with some spots indicating upwards of 5 to 6 inches of rain having fallen in the area over the past 24 hours.

The evacuation notice applies to all resident on Comanche Trail off FM 969. Any residents trapped should call 911 immediately. Travel along FM 969 is discouraged.

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Locations : Bastrop CountyWebberville

07/10/2012 9:33AM
Flash flooding prompts Webberville evacuation
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