Remembering the 100-year flood of '81

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2015-05-26

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Austin American-Statesman Staff

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Austin American-Statesman

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But on Memorial Day 1981, when 11 inches of rain fell in three hours in some places in Austin, there were no digitized warnings. Worse still, thunderstorms knocked out power to the National Weather Service office and local TV and radio stations at the height of the storm around midnight.

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