Like much of Central Texas, eastern parts of Williamson County saw excessive rainfall overnight.
Flooding on Brushy Creek near Hutto prompted emergency managers to give evacuation notices to more than 50 households.
Denise Morales has lived near Hutto her whole life, but she's never seen it flood like this.
"A light show, bunch of rain, I couldn't even see my barbecue pit," Morales said. "I’m concerned about the people that are stuck, or the people working out there in the field and the newscasts.”
Hutto’s city leaders say they were ready.
"Our police department mobilized quickly. Our public works crew came out and started shutting down low-water crossings pretty much immediately,” Micah Grau, Hutto’s Assistant City Manager, said.
But the flood still took many by surprise.
"We were expecting probably two to three inches of rain and I don't even know actually what we got, but I'm sure it was well in excess of that,” Grau said. "We typically know where our problem areas are going to be. The challenge last night is that we had some areas flood that we have typically never had flood before."
In all, first responders rescued people from three different vehicles near Brushy Creek as it rose over low-water crossings.
With creeks falling as quickly as they rose, cleanup is already underway.
"Our streets crew is going out and evaluating streets projects and drainage ways to see what's been damaged,” Grau said.
Major roadways in Hutto have been reopened to traffic but minor repairs will likely be required in the days to come.