Homes Flood After Winter Storm Wreaks Havoc Across Texas

A winter storm wreaked havoc across large parts of Texas, causing major flood damage to homes in Austin on Wednesday, February 17.

This video uploaded to Twitter, shows water pouring from an apartment block in northwest Austin after a pipe burst and flooded several homes.

The owner of this footage told Storyful that the burst pipe was connected to the building’s sprinkler system, which had been leaking since 4:30 am on February 17. The source said residents were forced to wait for hours outside in their cars.

Austin Water issued mandatory conservation measures after water pressure “dropped below minimum standards” due to burst pipes and water main breaks. Credit: @epiphanyy_13 via Storyful