The Memorial Day weekend storms hit homes and businesses hard, including the beloved playscape at Central Market North that is shaded by a number of heritage oak trees. (That store also lost power for several hours, which caused them to have to destroy some dairy and frozen products.)
For a while on Monday, shoppers at Whole Foods Market downtown were stuck when Shoal Creek flooded Lamar Boulevard. Here are some of the photos I found on social media of the chaos and aftermath.
Sniff, sniff. Was over by Central Market on North Lamar and had seen photos of the playground so I came to check it out. Here's what it looks like as of 1:30pm on Tuesday. You can hear the sounds of chainsaws as you walk up as the crews feverishly clean up what's left of the heritage oaks which provided the shade over the playscape. 😭 #Austinflood #atxflood2015