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Commissioners court discuss flood safety, procedures

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After several days of rain in Central Texas, the Bastrop County Commissioners Court discussed flood safety and communication procedures during future flood events on Monday. At the beginning of the meeting, County Judge Paul Pape read proclamation from Texas Governor Greg Abbott designating May 20-24 as Flood Awareness Week. The letter explained the importance of Texans preparing for floods and being safe during flood events. “We had people actually drive through flooded water crossings, and we had to rescue some people, and it put our first responders at risk,” Pape said. Later that morning, the court discussed the protocol for flood notifications with ...

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