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Power outages reported across the Austin area amid heavy rain

In the Austin area, more than 20,000 people were reportedly without power for some time Monday morning.
Credit: PEC outage map

AUSTIN, Texas — As heavy rain moves through the Austin area, residents in Hays County were dealing with power outages Monday morning.

According to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) power outage map, about 19,000 meters out of a total of 354,000 were offline as of around 8 a.m. due to weather-related outages. PEC said at the time that crews were either on the scene of these outages or on their way.  

By around 9 a.m., the PEC outage map showed that more than 6,000 meters were affected by power outages. As of 10:20 a.m., PEC is reporting only 1,444 affected meters. According to the outage map, 99.5% of customers have power.

Most of Monday morning's outages were happening in Hays County, near Dripping Springs, Buda and Kyle.

A Flash Flood Warning was issued in Central Hays County Monday morning, and an estimated 2 to 4 inches had already fallen as of 7:30 a.m. A Flood Advisory was issued for other parts of Central Texas, including Travis, Williamson, Bastrop and Lee counties.

Austin Energy does not appear to have widespread outage issues Monday morning. According to Austin Energy's outage map, there was a power outage reported near 35th Street in Central Austin.


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