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Austin & Houston decimated by heavy rain and flooding

Austin’s Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue (via)

Austin, TX — our home away from home, one of the biggest music cities in the US, home of SXSW, ACL, Fun Fun Fun Fest, countless musicians, venues, friends and many great people — was hit hard by heavy rains that caused horrible flooding all over the city and other parts of Texas and Oklahoma. As you may have heard and seen on the news, the flooding took out trees, cars, homes and businesses. At least ten people lost their lives and more are still missing. Animals were evacuated from shelters.

The North Lamar of area in Austin got particularly hit hard (check out video below).

Among other more important things, this played havoc with scheduled concerts. Purity Ring‘s show at Stubb’s on Saturday (5/23) got postponed to Monday at Austin Music Hall (5/25) which, in turn, then got canceled. This Wednesday’s kickoff to the free “Blues on the Green” series at Zilker Park (an Antone’s 40th-anniversary celebration) is postponed till June 3 (Jimmy Vaughn and the “special guest” are still scheduled to perform). The Mohawk on Red River, as you can see in a tweet above, cancelled a show, though some places (like Scoot Inn and Shangri-La) went out of their way to make sure people knew they would stay open the same night.

The Austin Chronicle has a list of resources for those in need. Some videos of the weather chaos are below…

VIDEO: Stevie Ray Vaughan statue flooded after yesterday's heavy rains

Posted by Austin American-Statesman on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The scene at 9th and Lamar #atxfloods #atx #austintx Photo: @katribear

A photo posted by Do512 (@do512) on

VIDEO: Flooding on North Lamar near 10th Street

Posted by Austin American-Statesman on Monday, May 25, 2015

Lamar & 9th…

Posted by Linda Asaf on Monday, May 25, 2015

There's a dock under here somewhere. Water looks about 4ft up on #townlake

A photo posted by Tim Griffin (@griffinshot) on

Right outside our front door. #atxfloods #78704

A video posted by Matt Shiv (@mattshiv) on

This is normally the sidewalk to our apartment. #atxfloods #78704

A video posted by Matt Shiv (@mattshiv) on

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