Austin area reacts Sunday as Hurricane Harvey remnants linger

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Up to 8 inches of rain has fallen on the Austin area in the past 48 hours, according to LCRA data, with most areas receiving 4-6 inches of precipitation—and more on the way.

Nearly 14,000 Austin Energy customers are without electricity, according to 10 a.m. data from the city-owned utility, and numerous low water closings are closed in western Travis County (pictured above) and Williamson County.

Here is how social media is reacting so far Sunday morning:

Superman keeping an eye on the hurricane! #hurricaneharvey #kvueharvey #texas #austin #weather #superman

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Hopefully the worst is over.. #harvey don’t play.. Ha #butforreal 🌧🌬

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Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.
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