Dire early warnings of the potential for a record crest of the Llano River at Llano have subsided.
Residents were evacuated from homes Tuesday in Kingsland and in nearby Marble Falls, which was being overwhelmed by the Colorado River. Southern portions of Burnet County - including Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls and Granite Shoals - are under a flash flood warning until 9:30 p.m.
The swollen Llano River overran the FM 2900 bridge Wednesday morning in Kingsland, about 65 miles northwest of Austin.
Fast-moving water on a river in Texas that soared above flood stage caused a bridge to crumble Tuesday, sending chunks of concrete downstream - and the entire incident was captured in a stunning video.
Gov. Greg Abbot on Tuesday issued a state disaster declaration for 18 counties affected by the flooding, including Llano County. Several school districts closed for the day, and emergency personnel blocked access to more than 150 low-water crossings.
The Llano County Office of Emergency Management is urging anyone within a quarter of a mile of Llano River to evacuate immediately. Video that she posted to Instagram showed water rising to the top of boat dock structures.
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Torrential rain has fallen across central Texas for two days with Llano County being deluged by 30.5cm (12 inches) of water.
Between midnight and 6 a.m. the river rose from nearly 16-and-half feet to over 39 feet, according to the National Weather Service. The bodies of three were recovered and one person remains missing. He called the situation "absolutely hazardous" and said law enforcement would be on patrol.
Heavy rains were also impacting other parts of the state. "Seek higher ground!" the National Weather Service tweeted.
Recent tropical systems and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico are contributing to the amount of rain Texas has seen, she said.
Light to moderate rain will continue for the next couple of days but taper off as the weekend approaches.