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Major flooding in Texas Hill Country

Posted August 7

— Some areas of the Texas Hill Country have seen nearly 8 inches of rainfall since 1:00 a.m. Monday morning. A Lower Colorado River Authority rain gauge recorded 7.65 inches of rain just east of the community of Llano early Monday as rain continues to fall over the region Monday morning.

Due to the amounts of rain that has fallen overnight, officials made the decision to open flood gates at the Max Stare Dam along Lake Marble Falls and the Wirtz Dam on Lake LBJ.

Numerous low water crossings are flooded in the area, and the Perdenales Electric Cooperative is reporting at least 1,200 customers without power on Monday.

Forecasters say that the rain should taper off during the day on Monday. But waters are continuing to rise as of 8:00 a.m.

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