AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin/Travis County EMS crews were been busy with water rescues overnight and into the early morning hours Thursday.
- Water Rescue at 8301 Bluff Springs Road, where three families needed to be evacuated from homes.
- Near 5400 William Cannon. While the city of Austin Barricade Team confirmed people were inside the floating car, the crew was unable to get to them.
- Water rescue at 403 Elm View Way, where two people were trapped in a trailer with water rising.
- Water rescue at Brandt Road/Bluff Springs Road, where two people were trapped on top of a car in high water.
- Another water rescue at 11223 Tom Sassman Road was canceled. A group of three people were trapped inside a car with water rising.
- Water rescue on 14800 Eilers Road was successful, where crews took one person out of the car. Water reached over the tires.
- Austin-Travis County EMS helped Hays Count with a water rescue, where someone got stuck inside a car at Windy Hill Road/Palomino Road.
- Water rescue on 9400 block of Springdale Road was successful, with one elderly man taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with hypothermia complaints. Callers reported water in their home. An EMS rescue boat helped rescue multiple flood survivors and a dog.
- Successful water rescue at State Highway 71 and Silvermine Drive.Two people rescued from van.
- Water rescue at 2419 Trail of Madrones, though caller reported no rescue was needed. They only needed help for water flowing through the house.
- Austin-Travis County EMS workers were able to reach a woman on Spicewood Springs Road who had gone into labor. The woman had been cut off by two low-water crossings and crews were attempting to get to her using a rescue boat. At 2 a.m., crews on the scene reported water was traveling at 6,000 cubic feet per second and heavy debris were littering the creek.
- Medics responded to 13700 block of Crooked Creek Drive, where there were reports of homes rapidly filling with water. Crews went house to house to pull people out.
- EMS dealt with eight water rescues since 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, not including the list above.
- Track the storms using KXAN's interactive radar
- Low water crossing closures
- Austin Energy power outage map
- Stay with KXAN News Today on Thursday for the latest on the weather
Austin has more than 600 roads that can flood in a 100-year flood. Of those, about 70 flood more frequently. Come across one, and the detour can slow your commute to work or the trip to school.
Still, you're probably familiar with the verbage: "Turn around. Don't drown."
You can reference the full list of evacuations and school/business road closures or delays.
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