Evacuees seeking shelter from Hurricane Laura are being asked to continue traveling north due to the Austin Regional Sheltering System reaching capacity. The city had been taking in evacuees at the Circuit of the Americas Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday afternoon and housing them in hotels in the area.
The Austin Regional Sheltering System is currently at capacity. #HurricaneLaura evacuees, please continue traveli… https://t.co/EYIyzlzsvD— City of Austin (@City of Austin) 1598472137.0
When the city initially thought it reached capacity at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, evacuees were being redirected to Ennis, Texas—about 30 miles south of Dallas. Now as the Austin evacuation center reaches capacity, the city asks evacuees to call 2-1-1 for assistance in identifying the next closest sheltering location.
While large shelters are typically used during an evacuation, officials are refraining from opening such facilities due to the pandemic.
As of noon Wednesday, about 5,000 people have been evacuated from areas to be hit by the hurricane, Gov. Abbott said at a press conference today.
Hurricane Laura is currently a Category 4 hurricane. It will hit the Texas and Louisiana coast early Thursday morning, projections show.
1 PM CDT: #Laura is now an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane with maximum winds of 140 MPH. Little time rema… https://t.co/ubmejbTeG0— National Hurricane Center (@National Hurricane Center) 1598464291.0
Story updated at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to reflect new information released.
Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.
There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.
🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway