AUSTIN (KXAN) - An evening thunderstorm that moved through Central Texas caused some power outages and uprooted trees throughout our viewing area.
The storm cell started forming around 6 p.m. in the Elgin area and slowly tracked southwest towards Austin, with the storms peaking in Austin around 8 p.m.
According to KXAN's meteorologist, Jim Spencer, between 7 - 9 p.m. there were around 1,600 lightning strikes related to the storm.
While the reports of damage is not extensive, there are several reports of broken limbs and uprooted trees.
Austin police officers said a large tree fell on a trailer home on Yucca Drive in southeast Austin around 8 p.m. An elderly man lived in the home but was able to get out safely. Austin firefighters are working on removing the tree from the property.
Steve Hanawalt sent KXAN News a picture of an uprooted tree in the 8000 block of Appomattox Drive in south Austin.
At the peak of the storm, Austin Energy said around 6,400 customers were without power.
The storm continued to track southwest towards Hays County.
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