The EF-2 tornado that hit southeast Round Rock on March 21 did not cause any fatalities, but it has left the city with serious damage. Round Rock City Council received an update about the recovery status at the March 24 meeting.

After the storm, the city’s main goals were to ensure the safety of roads surrounding affected areas as well as making sure impacted neighborhoods remain safe during the recovery time period.

All closed roadways are reopened—including Gattis School Road—and intersection signals are now fully operational. Encor Solar shows 61 active outages in Kensington South Creek and La Frontera neighborhoods, according to Assistant Police Chief Justin Carmichael.

For the past four days, the fire department has been assisting residents by removing trees that fell on their homes during the storm.

As for cleanup efforts, 32 roll-offs have been delivered to affected neighborhoods from Central Texas Refuse, and 29 fully loaded roll-off dumpsters have been taken to the landfill for collection, according to Community Development Director Joe Brehm. To date, a few hundred volunteers have helped in the efforts to clean up impacted neighborhoods.

There will be a clean up event in the Kensington and Windy Park neighborhoods on March 26 to continue to clear out remaining debris. Visit for more information about the event.

City Council as well as residents commended Round Rock’s emergency responders for the help and support they provided during and after the weather event.

“Our first responders were on the scene, and we realized that we weren’t alone,” Kensington Neighborhood Association President Richard Parson said. “And I’m here to tell you that it was the best feeling in the world.”