curved box top

blue top

blue line

Lake Travis Water Level

   updated 4:00 PM

blue bottom

blue top

blue line



Wind:  3 mph S

Humidity:  10%

blue bottom

blue top

Lake Travis Webcam

blue bottom

blue top

blue bottom

Contact Go Lake Travis

West Travis Co. residents clean up after heavy storms

Posted: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 07:40 AM - 1,419 Readers

By: Courtney Schoenemann

Homeowners in western Travis County continue to clean up damage caused by Sunday morning's heavy storms

Homeowners in western Travis County continue to clean up damage caused by Sunday morning's heavy storms.

One family who lives along Big Bee Creek tells CBS Austin the damage will cost thousands of dollars to repair.

Imagine waking up Sunday morning to winds so strong, a 200-year-old elm tree snaps like a toothpick. That's exactly what Randy Nuttall said happened on his property.

"I raised my head up off the pillow and saw that tree up there just literally making circles, and I was like man this isn't good," Nuttall said.

Nuttall and his family spent the rest of Sunday and all day Monday picking up tree limbs that were twisted off by high wind gusts.

"All of these trees are just demolished really," Nuttall said.

Beyond downed trees, roofs were damaged and boat docks snapped off their anchors and floated away.

"This thing was just drifting out another 60 or 70 feet out, I had to use that rope to pull it back to shore," Nuttall said.

He admits though, things could be worse. Neighbors along the same canal near lake Travis had garage doors ripped off, boat docks flipped upside down or even floating 200 feet from shore.

Family member Kenny Lee said it's hard to believe straight line winds did all of this damage.

"I have been in two tornadoes before in Tennessee and I was like that might be a tornado because everything was just gusting and breaking and everything was everywhere," Lee said.

The family estimates repairs will cost them thousands of dollars, but say they're most disappointed to lose the old trees and the shade they provide from the summer sun.

"Yes, that was our shade and now it's gone," Lee said.

Nuttall has lived along Lake Travis for 20 years and remembers the devastating Jarrell tornado of 1997.

He said he's just thankful no one was injured in this storm.

*  Story Contributed by: Courtney Schoenemann


Lake Travis News

How Zebra Mussels Will Change Austin Lakes (And Maybe Barton Springs) Forever

Aug 17, 2017

12 Readers

Man seriously injured after 20 to 30 foot fall from cliff at Lake Travis

Aug 13, 2017

87 Readers

Boater dies after hitting Lake Travis shoreline

Aug 1, 2017

347 Readers

No serious injuries after plane crashes into water at Lake Travis

Jul 22, 2017

348 Readers

Man injured in 30-foot fall over rocks at Hippie Hollow

Jul 15, 2017

170 Readers

Tow boat owner says plane wheels were down when it flipped into lake

Jul 13, 2017

275 Readers

Lady Bird Lake vegetation at risk after ‘mass migration’ of carp

Jul 11, 2017

147 Readers

Lake Travis ‘infested’ with invasive, damaging zebra mussels

Jun 27, 2017

164 Readers

Scuba divers scoop for lake trash after Memorial Day festivities

May 30, 2017

792 Readers

For Memorial Day, cops step up patrols on Lake Travis

May 24, 2017

846 Readers

Lake Buchanan rises nearly 8 inches due to rain

Aug 8, 2017

204 Readers

One floodgate open at Starcke Dam

Aug 7, 2017

264 Readers

Driving on RM 620, I see islands sticking out of the lake. Is the drought returning?

Jul 14, 2017

538 Readers

West Travis Co. residents clean up after heavy storms

Apr 3, 2017

1,419 Readers

WATCH | Possible tornado/water spout spotted on Lake Travis

Apr 3, 2017

1,707 Readers

Aerosols Strengthen Storm Clouds, According to New Study

Jun 14, 2016

4,099 Readers

National Weather Service : Why You Shouldn’t Drive During a Flood

Jun 10, 2016

4,536 Readers

LCRA will be in flood management mode for coming weeks

Jun 4, 2016

4,882 Readers

How high could Lake Travis rise near Austin?

Jun 3, 2016

4,409 Readers

LCRA stands ready as more rain is expected in Central Texas

Jun 2, 2016

5,420 Readers

City looking for help to curb storm drain pollution

Aug 5, 2017

203 Readers

Apache Shores features waterfront views, trails, park

Jul 14, 2017

226 Readers

10-year Mansfield Dam rehabilitation project will keep Austin safe

Apr 27, 2017

149 Readers

Overflowing Lake Travis isn't all bad news for businesses

Jun 8, 2016

4,260 Readers

Lake Travis High School Graduation cut short

Jun 8, 2016

4,495 Readers

A full Lake Travis boosts local businesses

May 26, 2016

4,372 Readers

Texas lake businesses booming again after long drought

May 12, 2016

5,774 Readers

Lakeway’s Schmidt Family Barbecue restaurant to shutter its doors by fall

May 11, 2016

4,595 Readers

Lake Travis Fire Rescue begins fleet overhaul

May 6, 2016

4,706 Readers

Gnarly Gar fighting to stay in new building on Lake Travis marina

Apr 19, 2016

3,232 Readers

News Archives 2017 - Select a Month

« December 2016