Crews remove 2,000 tons of debris following Central Texas floods

Crews remove 2,000 tons of debris following Central Texas floods

Crews remove 2,000 tons of debris following Central Texas floods

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on November 9, 2013 at 5:38 PM

AUSTIN, Texas -- According to the city of Austin, city crews have removed more than 2,000 tons of debris from flood affected areas following massive flooding in Central Texas on Halloween.

The city also said that an estimated 400 volunteers have flocked to the affected areas to help victims of the flood clean up.

Representatives for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in the process of surveying the damage in the area to assess whether the need is above local and state capabilities.

The Red Cross said that 38 people stayed at their shelter on Friday night and that they have served over 11,000 meals to victims of the flood. Red Cross volunteers logged more than 26,000 hours of service.

For information on how you can help by volunteering or donating to flood victims, go here.

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