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Storms flood Bastrop County

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On Friday, May 3, severe thunderstorms brought flash flooding, heavy winds, hail and threats of tornados to Bastrop County. The rainy weather continued the following week with storms and flooding last Tuesday. At 4:33 p.m. on May 3, the first alert of many made by the National Weather Service placed Bastrop and other surrounding counties under a severe thunderstorm watch. About two and a half hours after the watch was issued, it was reported that a storm was located 8 miles west of Elgin moving northeast at 20 miles per hour; nickel-sized hail and 50 mile-per-hour wind gusts were observed in ...

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