27 rescued from flooding in Uvalde County

This video from the Uvalde County Sheriff's Office shows first responders rushing to save folks at Chalk Bluff Park. On Sunday, flooding stranded 27 people along the Nueces River.

Including a family of five that had to be rescued from a tree.

"What we heard from the mom and dad is we got a call early this morning about the river rising and almost immediately they called 911 apparently they were told to go to higher ground and climb a tree and that's something they did. Until help got out there and helped pull them out of the water. Their vehicle got swept away,” assistant city manager Joe Cardenas says.

Others were pulled from the water with the help of a helicopter.

Authorities say no major injuries were reported, but heavy rain continued to pour down as officials saved more people from the rushing waters. Closer to home, in southeast Austin, a viewer was driving east on 71 when she spotted these two storm clouds. Since Friday, widespread rain totals vary from a little under a quarter inch in dripping springs to nearly 6 inches in San Saba.

The lake levels at Lake Travis have been dropping for the past few weeks, but this weekend the dam got 3 inches. Going from 64 to 65 percent full. The area of Onion Creek didn't pick up as much rain. This gauge marker shows just how low levels were, after a very wet weekend.

The last time Austin had measurable weekend rain, was July 7th and 8th at Camp Mabry.

That weekend we saw a little more than half an inch of rain.

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