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2014 Hill Country Alliance photo contest winner by Tod Grubbs.

HCA photo contest deadline May 31

Imagine the Texas Hill Country you want future generations to inherit. That is the call and theme for this year’s photo contest hosted by the Hill Country Alliance (HCA). Winning images will become the visual heart of HCA’s 2016 calendar. The deadline to enter is midnight, May 31, 2015.

Volunteers gather in the Half Price Books parking lot and wait to be assigned to a location. (Daily Record photo by Candice Brusuelas)

The Salvation Army set up their van outside the San Marcos Activity Center, providing victims with food, water and coffee. (Daily Record photo by Candice Brusuelas)

Relief effort vehicles line up outside the activity center providing supplies and services to flood victims. (Daily Record photo by Candice Brusuelas)

Austin organization responds to help Hill Country

AUSTIN — After the terrifying and destructive set of storms that ravaged homes and communities over the weekend in Central Texas, leaving at least 1,000 people displaced and 400 homes damaged, Circle of Health International (COHI) will be responding in assisting with the recovery needs of female-headed households.
As a Central Texas-based organization, COHI will also provide individuals impacted with psychological first aid and trauma care. More storms are predicted in the coming weeks, and with the current conditions it is likely that many more will find themselves impacted.

Jeannie Almaraz and her family moved into a new place on river road, to have her home and belongings, including her car, pictured here, ruined. (Daily Record photo by David Short)

Walking around in flood waters is not only dangerous because of the currents, but also because of the quality of the water. Flood waters include sewage, debris, motor fuel, hydrocarbons and other hazards. (Daily Record photo by David Short)

Lots of water doesn’t mean river-time fun. Bringing kids near flood waters, like this family out to fish, is risky and dangerous. This weekend’s flood currents were strong, and still are. (Daily Record photo by David Short)

The bridge on Highway 80 at the Blanco River. The water was remarkably high and trees, seen at a distance, were stripped of their bark. (Daily Record photo by David Short)

What to do: Before, during and after a flood

By Candice Brusuelas

Features Editor


The Memorial weekend flood of 2015 has left hundreds of decimated homes and many more residents have property damage. Destroyed flooring, totaled vehicles, fried electronics and appliances and more have been discovered the past few days. Though no more flooding has been predicted (as of press time) for the near future, here are some safety and preparation tips to keep you safe.

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