FLOODING UPDATE: From the Texas Department of Emergency Management: "A secondary rise is expected on the Llano River at Llano by Wednesday morning to heights similar to what was observed this morning. Continue to follow the direction of local officials if you live in this area." We still have a tremendous amount of danger with flooding continuing in parts of our community. Flash flood watches will remain in effect until Thursday for Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Valverde and Zavala counties. State agencies have been activated and are conducting evacuations and rescues. If you are in danger, reach out immediately to 911 for law enforcement support. Governor Abbott has increased State Operations Center Readiness Levels to Level 3 and this will remain in effect until further notice. I have been in communication with Governor Abbott, Texas Department of Emergency Management, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and Health and Human Services Commission, among others, to ensure that state resources are activated in areas of need. Many bridges and roads have been affected and closed. Emergency management officials blocked access to more than 150 low-water crossings today. TxDOT is monitoring road conditions and you can check road closures here: drivetexas.org. Floodgate operations are also underway along the Highland Lakes at Inks, Wirtz, Starcke, Mansfield and Tom Miller. Please take due care, especially with this cold weather. With the soil so saturated, even if rain has ceased in your area, flash flooding is still very much a risk. Remember that flooding dangers can be much more difficult to recognize at night.