AUSTIN (October 13, 2013)—As much as a foot of rain fell in a 12-hour period, causing flash flooding Sunday in the Austin area.
National Weather Service meteorologist Pat McDonald said Sunday that over a 12-hour period, the Barton Springs subdivision north of Austin got 12.1 inches of rain and downtown Austin received 10.6 inches.
He said there were a number of high-water rescues in the area because of the flooding.
More rain is forecast in the coming days.
The downpours may not help alleviate the drought in some parts of Central Texas, because the heaviest rains fell downstream from two lakes that are at near-record low water levels.