Flooding possible when Lake Brownwood crests Tuesday morning


BROWNWOOD, Texas - The City of Brownwood is warning about the possibility of flooding.

City Manager Emily Crawford says Lake Brownwood is rising "due to substantial rainfall overnight in the watershed."

According to the National Weather Service, the lake is expected to crest at 1430 feet after 7 a.m. Tuesday. That is more than 2 feet higher than the current level.

Crawford says "should the lake crest at the predicted height, the Pecan Bayou will flow higher in town, and likely flood roads, bridges and properties in the immediate vicinity of the Pecan Bayou."

A sand bag station is available to the public at the former Higginbotham's location at 1500 Center Avenue. It is a self-service station, so be prepared to bag and load your own. Bring shovels and gloves.

Businesses, residences and properties prone to flooding should take precautionary measures.

There are currently no street closures in Brownwood. The following roads are closed in Brown County: If you see water running across the road, turn around, don't drown.

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