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Here are 7 ways to stay ahead of severe weather in Central Texas

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Severe weather is headed to Central Texas. To keep you up-to-date, we've collated a list of resources to turn to during weather events.

National Weather Service radar and emergency website


Check the map below for updates on low-water crossing closures in Central Texas. 

LCRA Hydromat rainfall totals

Check the LCRA's Hydromet to see rainfall totals across the Austin area and flood conditions for creeks around the city. You can find more rain gauge and creek flood conditions for the entire Lower Colorado River basin here.

Lake levels and flood status

Check water levels at the Highland Lakes on LCRA's flood status page, and see how upstream flows are impacting Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake here.

Texas flood conditions

Track flood conditions with the map from the U.S. Geological Survey embedded below, or monitor statewide flood conditions at the Texas Water Development Board's interactive map here.

Austin Energy outage map

Check for reported outages in Austin Energy's service area and view power restoration estimates. 

Customers of other electricity providers in Central Texas can find outage reports, too:

Severe weather Twitter list

We've compiled a list of useful Twitter accounts to follow for the latest info on weather and flood conditions, road closures and other emergency information.

Andrew Weber is a general assignment reporter for KUT, focusing on criminal justice, policing, courts and homelessness in Austin and Travis County. Got a tip? You can email him at Follow him on Twitter @England_Weber.
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