Flood waters receding in Austin

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 9, 2001

Flood waters are receding rapidly in the city of Austin.

Monday, April 09, 2001

Flood waters are receding rapidly in the city of Austin.

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According to Capt. Curt Rude, the waters of both Turtle Creek and Cedar River, began dropping after 11 p.m. Sunday.

When readings were taken by Austin police officers at 11 p.m. Sunday, Turtle Creek was at 5.3 feet and Cedar River at 12.4 feet.

At 7:30 a.m. today, Turtle Creek had receded to 4.8 feet and Cedar River to 9.6 feet, pushing both waterways out of the flood warning stage.

Saturday wind damages

Mower County Sheriff Barry J. Simonson reported a drive through the county revealed large utility poles down south of Rose Creek along Highway 56.

Utility crews were at the scene, when powerlines dipped low across a township road in the area Saturday.

According to the sheriff, there were also reports of large tree branches blown down and even some trees uprooted by the straight-line winds from wet ground.

"Otherwise, there were no injuries or major damages reported," said the sheriff, who added there were isolated reports of water across township roads hampering travel.

Victim reports assault

Sompatthana Meuangkhoth, 35 of 303 36th St. S.W., reported he was robbed in the parking lot at Bremerton Apartments early Sunday.

The victim told Austin Police Department officers he gave a man a ride home from Margaritaville late Saturday night.

When he stopped in a parking lot at Bremerton Apartments, the man was joined by two other males, who assaulted him and took his wallet before fleeing in a dark, older-model Chevrolet auto.