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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTFROM: Emily Crawford, Brownwood City ManagerApril 21, 2016, 9:45 AM
The National Weather Service has updated the projections for Lake Brownwood water levels. The Lake Brownwood water shed received 1-2 inches of rain fall over night. The NWS expects the lake to crest at 1429-1429.5 feet by mid-day Friday. This is approximately the same water level as the flood in July 2015. However, contrary to July 2015, Adam’s Branch and Willis Creek are not at capacity, so water levels in town are not expected to be as high.
A sand bag station will be available to the public at the former Higginbotham’s location at 1500 Center Ave. by 11:00 Thursday. It is a self-service station, so be prepared to bag and load your own. Bring shovels and gloves.
As updates are available, they will be issued via press releases to the media, City website www.brownwoodtexas.gov, City of Brownwood and Brownwood/Brown County Emergency Management Facebook pages, and Code Red alerts.
Businesses, residences and properties prone to flooding should take precautionary measures.
TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!