Late Wednesday night, flash floods sent Crooked Creek, a small waterway near the intersections of Howard Land and Dessau Road in Pflugerville, squirreling out of its banks.
It was a scene first responders never want to see.
"We are moving very carefully and cautiously,” Travis County ESD 2’s Chief Ron Muellenberg said. “You can tell it is pretty dark out here, and the water will be bringing debris down with it."
Chief Muellenberg says the area commonly has problems during flash flood events, but admits it's been a while since they've seen anything like this.
"Fortunately, this creek and others like it rise very quickly and they go down very quickly," he said.
Emergency crews say their rescue boat was crucial to their efforts. They went door-to-door, making sure everyone got out safely.
"Nobody is being forced to leave their home. I can't imagine folks refusing. We've had some resist, then reconsider and come out," Chief Muellenberg said.
About 30 people boarded a bus to ride out the storm in a nearby shelter, leaving their homes to chance.
No one was injured during the evacuations and everyone is accounted for, according to Chief Muellenberg.