We are visiting our son in Texas this weekend and nice to see the technology Hays County and the City of Austin (and other Texas locations) are using for what is a common natural disaster in these parts
“The City of Austin Flood Early Warning System reports the current state of over 1,000 "low water crossings" - often little more than a roadway with a culvert to allow a creek to pass beneath; during heavy rain, these crossings will frequently be temporarily impassable.
Ten counties in the greater Austin area participate in a Regional Notification System, whereby residents and interested parties can register their landlines and cell phones to receive notification of threats to life or property.
Hays County has a long-standing volunteer Community Emergency Response Team trained to respond to wildfires, tornadoes, car wrecks, and flash floods.
Hays County has set up haysinformed.com as a central location for authoritative information during an emergency.”