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More Than 100 Homes Evacuated After Floods Ravage Bastrop County

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Hundreds of Bastrop County residents have been affected by devastating flooding and severe storms over the weekend.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, over 100 homes have been damaged and at least twenty roads have been deemed impassable after the area was inundated with over eight inches of rain in just a few hours on May 27.

Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape officially declared a state of emergency in the area, which allows the state to provide additional resources to the area. Federal aid may be given to those in need in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also declares the county a disaster area.

The Pecan Shores, Hidden Shores & Doty River Estates neighborhoods have already been ordered to evacuate due to hazardous conditions.

This is the fourth time in the past year that the region has been hit with severe flooding. Officials are currently asking residents to keep off of roads and leave any homes that are underwater.

Thankfully, no citizens have been physically harmed in direct relation to the flooding so far. Pape hopes that the county’s efforts will help keep their residents safe.

“No deaths or injuries as of now and we’d like to keep it that way in Bastrop County,” he explained. “So we encourage everyone to be careful.”