As Central Texas experienced a flash food warning amid a thunderstorm in the area, at least an inch of rain accumulated inside the Texas Capitol on Sunday.
Sloan Byerly, chief of staff for State Rep. Travis Clardy, posted a video of water coming in from the ceiling, flooding the E2.200 and E2.300 hallways.
@DadePhelan@willmetcalfTX we have problems in the extension. #txlegepic.twitter.com/pcqZPelZ1c
— Sloan Byerly (@wsbyerly) August 15, 2021
KVUE reports the flooding was caused by a water drain getting clogged, backing up water into the capitol extension.
Gov. Greg Abbott responded "It's all hands on deck," to address the situation.
The State Preservation Board is working with the Governor's office as well as all applicable agencies to address flooding at the Capitol stemming from the current storm in Austin.
It's all hands on deck.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 15, 2021
The storm also brought flooding to the University of Texas' Gregory Gym.
Pool party at Greg's 🏊♂️😱 pic.twitter.com/kD2otKfD4z
— Jonathan Sherchand (@JSherchand) August 15, 2021
The flash flood warning ended Sunday evening as Monday is forecast for partly sunny skies and a 30% of rain.
Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.
There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.
🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway