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[lake red rock]Roof ripped off Red Rock General Store in Bastrop County during severe storms

Update time:2021-07-07 09:35Tag:

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  CENTRAL TEXAS (KXAN) — Areas of Bastrop County received storm damage Friday night, after severe thunderstorms rolled through the area. A Tornado Warning was issued for parts of Bastrop, Fayette and Caldwell Counties earlier in the evening around 7:45 p.m.

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  KXAN Meteorologists David Yeomans and Nick Bannin were able to track rotation in the storm over parts of Bastrop and Fayette Counties Friday night.

  11:30 p.m.

  The local fire department in Red Rock in Bastrop County reported the roof had been ripped off the Red Rock General Store. Bastrop County ESD said, however, no one was hurt.

  11:20 p.m.

  Video shows lightning in slow motion in Lakeway, courtesy of Joe Agostine

  10 p.m.

  Extensive damage is shown at the Red Rock General Store in Bastrop County after the storms.

  The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management said there are many roads blocked with trees in the roadway, as well as water over roadways. Electricity is out in many places, and traffic lights are not working. The office is asking people to stay off the roads.

  Damage at the Red Rock General Store in Bastrop County (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)Damage at the Red Rock General Store in Bastrop County (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)Damage at the Red Rock General Store in Bastrop County (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)Damage at the Red Rock General Store in Bastrop County (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)

  9:30 p.m.

  ATXfloods.com reports 66 water crossings closed, especially along Bull Creek in northwest Austin.

  9:23 p.m.

  This video from Molly Heath shows flooding west of Marble Falls.

  9:20 p.m.

  Several viewers are sending in photos of trees down in their areas.

  Tree down in Georgetown (Courtesy: Susan Bohuslav)Tree down in Georgetown (Courtesy: Susan Bohuslav)Tree broken off at the Mayfield Ranch subdivision in the Round Rock area (Courtesy Pam DenOtter)Tree broken off at the Mayfield Ranch subdivision in the Round Rock area (Courtesy Pam DenOtter)Fence blown over in Round Rock (Courtesy: Ryan Price)Fence blown over in Round Rock (Courtesy: Ryan Price)Tree down at Surrey Hill Drive in Austin (Courtesy Debbie Martin)Tree down at Surrey Hill Drive in Austin (Courtesy Debbie Martin)

  9:15 p.m.

  Tree limb down in Pflugerville (Courtesy Ray Ruis)Tree limb down in Pflugerville (Courtesy Ray Ruis)Tree down at Surrey Hill Drive in Austin (Courtesy Debbie Martin)Tree down at Surrey Hill Drive in Austin (Courtesy Debbie Martin)Lightning in Liberty Hill (Courtesy of Philip Roberts)Lightning in Liberty Hill (Courtesy of Philip Roberts)Lightning strike in Leander on Journey Parkway (Courtesy of Courtney Lane)Lightning strike in Leander on Journey Parkway (Courtesy of Courtney Lane)Heavy rain on Slaughter Lane (Courtesy of Nicole Vondall)Heavy rain on Slaughter Lane (Courtesy of Nicole Vondall)North of Dripping Springs (Courtesy Jerry Moreno)Sunset after storm in Austin (Courtesy Adam Mosier)Sunset after storm in Austin (Courtesy Adam Mosier)

  8:49 p.m.

  The rotation tracked near Ellinger in Fayette County. Gate-to-gate shear was detected by radar at 140 miles per hour, according to Chief Meteorologist David Yeomans.

  8:43 p.m.

  A Tornado Warning is in effect for parts of Fayette County, including La Grange, until 9 p.m. KXAN’s meteorologists pointed out rotation along FM 155 north of the Holman area. An EF-1 tornado was just confirmed in Fayette County last week on May 18.

  Tornado Warning including La Grange TX, Fayetteville TX, Ellinger TX until 9:00 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/3jpEFNCLfc

  — NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) May 29, 2021

  8:29 p.m.

  A Flash Flood Warning was issued for parts of Travis County, including Austin, until 11:30 p.m.

  Flash Flood Warning including Austin TX, Hornsby Bend TX, Shady Hollow TX until 11:30 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/AqEBDVn9KR

  — NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) May 29, 2021

  8:10 p.m.

  Bastrop and Caldwell Counties were trimmed out of the Tornado Warning. The Tornado Warning stays in effect for parts of Fayette County until 8:15 p.m.

  7:54 p.m.

  Tornado Warning in effect for parts of Bastrop and Fayette Counties until 8:15 p.m. Chief Meteorologist David Yeomans indicated rotation on the radar in extreme southern Bastrop County at about 7:54 p.m.

  Tornado Warning including Smithville TX, Rosanky TX, Red Rock TX until 8:15 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/zQrDWuxTw4

  — NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) May 29, 2021

  7:40 p.m.

  Austin Energy is reporting power outages in the Blue Goose Road area, the High Pointe subdivision, the area around Stoney Creek Park near Howard Lane in north Austin, the area around the Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy and near the Circuit of the Americas. There are 26,000 customers without power.

  7:30 p.m.

  ATCEMS reports another water rescue at Rundberg Lane and I-35. It was reported a person was possibly stuck in a submerged vehicle.

  Trees and tree limbs are being knocked down. One tree is down at William Cannon Drive and Beckett Road in south Austin. Another is on Balcones Drive.

  Tree down at William Cannon Drive and Beckett Road (KXAN/Billy Gates)Tree down at William Cannon Drive and Beckett Road (KXAN/Billy Gates)Tree down in the 3900 block of Balcones Drive (KXAN/Phill Robb)Tree down in the 3900 block of Balcones Drive (KXAN/Phill Robb)

  7:20 p.m.

  Austin-Travis County EMS is conducting a couple of water rescues. One is at Congress Avenue and East Cesar Chavez Street. It was reported a paddle boarder was in distress and having trouble getting to the shore during the storm.

  Water rescue of paddle boarder during severe storm on Congress Avenue (KXAN/Todd Bynum)Water rescue of paddle boarder during severe storm on Congress Avenue (KXAN/Todd Bynum)Water rescue of paddle boarder during severe storm on Congress Avenue (KXAN/Todd Bynum)Water rescue of paddle boarder during severe storm on Congress Avenue (KXAN/Todd Bynum)Water rescue of paddle boarder during severe storm on Congress Avenue (KXAN/Todd Bynum)Water rescue of paddle boarder during severe storm on Congress Avenue (KXAN/Todd Bynum)Water rescue of paddle boarder during severe storm on Congress Avenue (KXAN/Todd Bynum)Water rescue of paddle boarder during severe storm on Congress Avenue (KXAN/Todd Bynum)

  Another water rescue was taking place at 2418 Stratford Drive. Initial reports were four people were unaccounted for, according to ATCEMS, but they were found shortly after.

  Pam Cosel sent in this video of a giant tree limb that broke off in north Austin.

  7:15 p.m.

  Austin Energy is working to repair an outage in the Mueller area that’s affecting more than 2,500 customers. The area is encompassed by Airport Boulevard, I-35 and Manor Road.

  Tennis ball-sized hail was reported in the Jarrell area. A 60 mile per hour wind gust was observed at the Austin airport.

  Austin Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine site at the Delco Activity Center will be closed for the rest of Friday. It will reopen Saturday at 10 a.m.

  7 p.m.

  Severe Thunderstorm Warning, including Austin, Round Rock and Pflugerville, in effect through 8 p.m.

  Deborah Eubank sent in this video of her fence blown over.

  6:13 p.m.

  Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of Burnet, Travis and Williamson Counties through 7:15 p.m., including Austin, Round Rock and Cedar Park.

  Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Austin TX, Round Rock TX, Cedar Park TX until 7:15 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/kmTjnAte3F

  — NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) May 28, 2021

  6 p.m.

  Below is a view of storm clouds approaching the Hoover Valley area, which is west of the City of Burnet.

  Storm clouds approaching the Hoover Valley area west of the City of Burnet (Courtesy: Karen Eaton)Storm clouds approaching the Hoover Valley area west of the City of Burnet (Courtesy: Karen Eaton)

  This image shows hail at Buchanan Lake Village.

  Quarter to golf ball-sized hail at Buchanan Lake Village (Courtesy Jason Koch)Quarter to golf ball-sized hail at Buchanan Lake Village (Courtesy Jason Koch)

  A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for parts of Llano County, including the City of Llano through 6:30 p.m.

  5:28 p.m.

  A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for parts of Llano and Burnet Counties, including Marble Falls, Burnet and Buchanan Dam through 6:30 p.m.

  5:18 p.m.

  Viewer Max Milam sent in this video of hail hitting the water on Lake Buchanan in the Peninsula area.

  5:11 p.m.

  Chief Meteorologist David Yeomans said up to baseball-sized hail was expected with a storm between Tow and Bluffton. That storm is headed toward Burnet and Gandy.

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