Bastrop County business rebuilds after severe storm damage

Bastrop County

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A Bastrop County store that was badly damaged by vicious storms in May is back in business – and grateful for the support of its customers.

The local community rallied around Red Rock General Store after the building’s roof was ripped off by strong storms that moved through the area on May 28.

Now the owners of Red Rock are saying thank you by holding an ice cream social on Saturday until 4 p.m.

The building, which is more than 100 years old, was badly damaged by the storm.

When its roof was pulled off, water poured inside, causing severe damage. At the same time the power went out, damaging even more inventory.

Their new roof is now almost finished – and the store’s owners told KXAN they were overwhelmed by the support, generosity and offers of help from customers and the local community.

“It’s so special really, you don’t expect it. When all of this happened, we started the GoFundMe…. and as the days went by and the number kept climbing, and people came in to give donations — we were just blown away,” said Lydia Alexander.

  • Red Rock General Store in Bastrop County thanked the community for their support Saturday, after its building and inventory were damaged in strong storms in May (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)
  • Red Rock General Store in Bastrop County thanked the community for their support Saturday, after its building and inventory were damaged in strong storms in May (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)
  • Red Rock General Store in Bastrop County thanked the community for their support Saturday, after its building and inventory were damaged in strong storms in May (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)

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