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Disaster Date:03/21/2022

Bastrop, TX

Tornadoes

What Happened

On March 21, 2022, Bastrop County was hit by severe weather including a tornado, which passed south and east of the City of Elgin. Severe and tornadic activity continued into the next day as the system moved eastward. More than 100 homes were damaged or destroyed.

Volunteer in Bastrop, TX

What MDS Is Doing

MDS volunteers will build new homes.

Texas has always proven to be desirable to our volunteers in the winter months. Bastrop is a “legacy” site for MDS with many good, long- term relationships between our volunteers and the locals.

Location

Bastrop, TX is located about 30 miles southeast of Austin Texas. Nestled along the banks of the Colorado River sits Bastrop, “the most historic small town in Texas”. Bastrop is famous for its beautiful outdoor vistas. Among these are the revitalized Bastrop State Park, the 900-acre Lake Bastrop, and a handful of lovely parks. Bastrop County has around 11 % of the population living below the national poverty line in the US.