Officials and residents recall historic flood event 1 year later

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The October 2018 flood washed out the 2900 Bridge in Kingsland. TXDOT contractors replaced it within a year.



By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

One year after a historic flood event devastated the Highland Lakes area, the community has not forgotten what happened that fateful day — Oct. 16, 2018.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year already since the flood,” Burnet County Judge James Oakley said.

This was the worst flood the county has experienced in decades, but we are proud of and grateful for the first responders from inside and outside the county, the support of local communities and for the many individuals who came to help,” Llano County Precinct 1 Commissioner Peter Jones added. . . .

Find the rest of this story in the Friday, Oct. 18 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, call To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.

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