VIDEO/PHOTOS: Severe storms across Central Texas give way to rainbows

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Severe storms moved east across Central Texas Tuesday evening, pummeling parts of Travis, Williamson and Bastrop counties with high winds, heavy rain and hail.

The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management is asking anyone who has suffered damage to send them photos at

In Manor, one homeowner’s barn roof was torn off from the strong winds.

Roof damage in Manor (Photo: John Bloomberg)
Roof damage in Manor (Photo: John Bloomberg)

“It was like a sheet of water, you looked out and just like the water was running sideways it was raining that hard,” said John Bloomberg. “In the 24 years I’ve lived here, my house never shook that hard from the wind.”

Bloomberg says his 10 animals on the property are all accounted for.

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