Flash Flood Alley Segements

Storm Stats and Meteorology Central Texas: November 15th, 2001

Storm Stats:

Peak Rainfall Period:
2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Storm
Total Rainfall:
Ranging from 1-15 inches

Tornadoes Reported:   near Airport
East Austin near Decker Lake
near William Cannon/IH35
     
Fire Dispatch Calls:
1,000 (450 within 3.5 hours)
Emergency Response

EMS Calls:
539

Flood Early Warning System Alarms:

1,034

Customers without Electricity:
42,000

High-Risk, Swift Water Rescues:
25

STAR Flight Helicopter Rescues:
17 STAR Flight short haul rescues

Homes Isolated:
(due to high water)
  Approximately 500 homes
       
Fatalities:
10 (1 in Austin - 9 in surrounding areas)
Flood Deaths and Damages

Injuries in Austin:
6

Private Property Damage:
$15,000,000 (City estimate)

Public Infrastructure Damage:
$12,000,000 (City estimate)

People Affected by Water
Rescues/Evacuations:
approximately 100-200

Road Closures: 30-40

Traffic Signals Out:
16

Traffic Signals Flashing:
22

Shelters: One shelter opened for 4
days, 142 people served

Meals Prepared: 32,000 Meals in field and
shelters

Severe Erosion:
30 locations

Total Residences and
Businesses Affected
over 1,000

Flood/Drainage Complaint Calls: 964

Investigations completed:
(through 1/31/02)
400
       
Employees Involved: 311 Flood Clean Up

Man Hours Worked: Approximately 9,000

Material Sent to Landfill: 3,443 tons

Pieces of Heavy Equipment Utilized: 160