Wave after wave of rain has pounded the Hill Country, sending historic and catastrophic flooding down the Llano and Colorado Rivers, into the Highland Lakes, wiping out the homes and businesses of thousands of central Texans. The scale of the disaster is staggering:
• More water has flowed into Lake Travis than the entire city of Austin uses in four years.
• At this time, Lower Colorado River Authority has opened four floodgates at Mansfield Dam on Lake Travis and is considering opening four more which could devastate areas around Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake and beyond.
• The Llano River normally flows at 150 cubic feet per second. At one point during the flooding, the volume reached 25,000 cfs.
Once again, we’re partnering with the Austin Disaster Relief Network to help our neighbors who have been devastated by disaster.
If you are a victim of the central Texas floods, call the ADRN disaster relief hotline at 512-806-0800.
If you want to help meet the immediate emergency needs of survivors and help fund the long-term repairs/rebuilds of their homes, please consider making a donation below.
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Hundreds of families have been impacted by the Hill Country Floods and will need immediate supplies and goods to help them get back on their feet. ADRN is also expecting assisting families impacted by flooding in the Austin area due to Lake Travis reaching 710 feet.” said Daniel Geraci, Executive Director/ Founder of Austin Disaster Relief Network.
Items needed include:
• New undergarments (all sizes for adults) • Inflatable mattresses • New socks (all sizes for adults) • Box fans • New bed pillows and New blankets • Baby bottles, formula and diapers.
Care Kit Survivor Backpack
We are asking families to either build the care kit at home before dropping it off or go online to order supplies to ship directly to ADRN for distribution at our new online registry. Go to www.adrn.org/give and select the “Survivor Supply Registry” button. Items are listed online to build care kits at home.
For more info, visit the #HillCountryFlood Response page on ADRN’s site.
Donations in the form of monetary are greatly needed for the repair and rebuilding of homes. Dollar for dollar can be given when a donation is made to help the survivors of the Hill Country Floods through a $200,000 Match Fund received.
To give online, go to adrn.org/give and make a donation to the ‘Hill Country Flood Relief Fund.’