Slideshow: Photos of local flooding

Heavy rain caused Shoal Creek to to rise out of its banks and flood parts of downtown Austin on Lamar Boulevard on Monday after reports of flooding in both Hyde Park and East Austin. 

Both President Obama and Governor Abbott declared a state of emergency in Central Texas after the weekend's near-biblical storms, which caused widespread, deadly flooding in Hays, Travis, Williamson and surrounding counties. At least three people are dead in southern Hays County after the Blanco River rose 40 feet near Wimberley, sweeping homes and cabins off their foundations, and the Austin American-Statesman reports two dead in Travis and Williamson County after receding floodwaters exposed submerged cars. 

Check out some of our photos from the Shoal Creek area, where many local businesses have been water-damaged.

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