Flooded Austin, Texas Residences to Be Demolished

Demolition has begun on some Central Texas properties left unlivable right after flooding during deadly fall storms.

The Austin American-Statesman reported that crews are concentrating on Onion Creek neighborhoods.

Late October and early November flooding induced much more than an estimated $ 100 million in damage to Travis County and damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses. At least 6 people died in the Central Texas floods.

Men and women who live near the decimated houses have raised health and safety worries.

The 1st residences becoming torn down contain 14 properties purchased by Austin before the Halloween storms and severely damaged during the disaster along the flood plain.

The Army Corps of Engineers final month authorized almost $ 12 million for an further 44 Onion Creek buyouts – pushing the complete to about 160 residences.

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