Emergency crews used boats and helicopters to reach stranded residents.
AUSTIN (October 31, 2013) Emergency personnel used helicopters and boats to rescue people stranded in vehicles and stuck in trees by storm-related flooding Thursday in the Austin area.
The Hays County Sheriff's Office had no immediate reports of injuries Thursday.
A spokesman for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said a helicopter crew hoisted four people to safety.
Warren Hassinger said the four were trapped in a rural area near Buda, but he had no immediate additional details.
EMS boats were used for rescues in the Austin area.
Austin Energy says about 6,400 customers lost electricity from storms since Wednesday night.
Evacuations were ordered along flooded creeks in nearby San Marcos and Wimberley.
The Wimberley area received as much as 14 inches of rain, the National Weather Service said.
Meteorologist Steve Smart says rainfall around Wimberley, a town of about 2,600 about 30 miles southwest of Austin, added up to the highest precipitation totals since the storms moved in Wednesday.
The Wimberley Independent School District canceled classes Thursday because of "extreme weather conditions."
Schools in San Marcos and Lockhart also closed Thursday.
Flash flooding warnings were issued for Travis, Falls, Comal, Hays, Freestone, Limestone, Anderson, Bastrop, Caldwell and Lee Counties.