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  • Hurricane Statement Houston, Texas

    Start: 9/19/2020 10:40:00 AM
    End: 9/19/2020 6:45:00 PM
    TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-300-313-335>338-436>438-192345- Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 8 National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX AL222020 1040 AM CDT Sat Sep 19 2020 This product covers Southeast Texas **BETA STARTING ITS WESTWARD TURN** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Jackson, Coastal Matagorda, Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, Matagorda Islands, and Southern Liberty * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for Southern Liberty - A Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, and Hurricane Watch are in effect for Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Jackson, Coastal Matagorda, Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, and Matagorda Islands * STORM INFORMATION: - About 230 miles southeast of Galveston TX - 26.6N 92.6W - Storm Intensity 60 mph - Movement Northwest or 315 degrees at 3 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ As of 10 AM CDT, Tropical Storm Beta remains in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico and continues to move slowly to the northwest. The latest satellite imagery indicates that the system has taken a more westward turn this morning. This motion is expected to continue through tomorrow and into the early part of next week as it approaches the middle Texas coast. This has the potential to become a prolonged coastal flooding event for the SE Texas coast. Beta continues to pose the threat of dangerous storm surge, as well as the possibility of flooding rains and hurricane force wind gusts. The combination of storm surge and heavy rainfall along with high tides will elevate the risk of dangerous flooding along the Barrier Islands and inner coastal locations through mid-week. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across the Barrier Islands and coastal regions from Matagorda Bay through Galveston Bay. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected anchorages. Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated. * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across along and south of Interstate 10. Potential impacts include: - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures. Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated. * WIND: Prepare for life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts along the Texas Coast. Potential impacts in this area include: - Considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some having window, door, and garage door failures leading to structural damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some destroyed. Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles. Locations may be uninhabitable for weeks. - Many large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. Several bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Large areas with power and communications outages. Also, prepare for dangerous wind having possible limited to significant impacts across most of Southeast Texas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * EVACUATIONS: Listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately. * Galveston County has issued a voluntary evacuation order for the Bolivar Peninsula. Residents of this area who have medical needs should consider finding alternate accommodations in case the area becomes inaccessible due to floodwaters or if there is a loss of electricity. * The City of Galveston has issued a voluntary evacuation for the West End of the city and for low-lying areas beginning at 10 AM today in anticipation of flooding from elevated tides and flooding rains. OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your home or business. When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the center of the storm. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor drainage area, in a valley, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of others. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org - For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org NEXT UPDATE ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston TX around 4 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions warrant.
  • Hurricane Statement Polk, Texas

    Start: 9/19/2020 10:40:00 AM
    End: 9/19/2020 6:45:00 PM
    TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-300-313-335>338-436>438-192345- Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 8 National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX AL222020 1040 AM CDT Sat Sep 19 2020 This product covers Southeast Texas **BETA STARTING ITS WESTWARD TURN** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Jackson, Coastal Matagorda, Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, Matagorda Islands, and Southern Liberty * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for Southern Liberty - A Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, and Hurricane Watch are in effect for Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Jackson, Coastal Matagorda, Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, and Matagorda Islands * STORM INFORMATION: - About 230 miles southeast of Galveston TX - 26.6N 92.6W - Storm Intensity 60 mph - Movement Northwest or 315 degrees at 3 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ As of 10 AM CDT, Tropical Storm Beta remains in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico and continues to move slowly to the northwest. The latest satellite imagery indicates that the system has taken a more westward turn this morning. This motion is expected to continue through tomorrow and into the early part of next week as it approaches the middle Texas coast. This has the potential to become a prolonged coastal flooding event for the SE Texas coast. Beta continues to pose the threat of dangerous storm surge, as well as the possibility of flooding rains and hurricane force wind gusts. The combination of storm surge and heavy rainfall along with high tides will elevate the risk of dangerous flooding along the Barrier Islands and inner coastal locations through mid-week. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across the Barrier Islands and coastal regions from Matagorda Bay through Galveston Bay. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected anchorages. Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated. * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across along and south of Interstate 10. Potential impacts include: - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures. Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated. * WIND: Prepare for life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts along the Texas Coast. Potential impacts in this area include: - Considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some having window, door, and garage door failures leading to structural damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some destroyed. Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles. Locations may be uninhabitable for weeks. - Many large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. Several bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Large areas with power and communications outages. Also, prepare for dangerous wind having possible limited to significant impacts across most of Southeast Texas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * EVACUATIONS: Listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately. * Galveston County has issued a voluntary evacuation order for the Bolivar Peninsula. Residents of this area who have medical needs should consider finding alternate accommodations in case the area becomes inaccessible due to floodwaters or if there is a loss of electricity. * The City of Galveston has issued a voluntary evacuation for the West End of the city and for low-lying areas beginning at 10 AM today in anticipation of flooding from elevated tides and flooding rains. OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your home or business. When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the center of the storm. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor drainage area, in a valley, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of others. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org - For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org NEXT UPDATE ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston TX around 4 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions warrant.
  • Hurricane Statement Trinity, Texas

    Start: 9/19/2020 10:40:00 AM
    End: 9/19/2020 6:45:00 PM
    TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-300-313-335>338-436>438-192345- Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 8 National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX AL222020 1040 AM CDT Sat Sep 19 2020 This product covers Southeast Texas **BETA STARTING ITS WESTWARD TURN** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Jackson, Coastal Matagorda, Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, Matagorda Islands, and Southern Liberty * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for Southern Liberty - A Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, and Hurricane Watch are in effect for Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Jackson, Coastal Matagorda, Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, and Matagorda Islands * STORM INFORMATION: - About 230 miles southeast of Galveston TX - 26.6N 92.6W - Storm Intensity 60 mph - Movement Northwest or 315 degrees at 3 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ As of 10 AM CDT, Tropical Storm Beta remains in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico and continues to move slowly to the northwest. The latest satellite imagery indicates that the system has taken a more westward turn this morning. This motion is expected to continue through tomorrow and into the early part of next week as it approaches the middle Texas coast. This has the potential to become a prolonged coastal flooding event for the SE Texas coast. Beta continues to pose the threat of dangerous storm surge, as well as the possibility of flooding rains and hurricane force wind gusts. The combination of storm surge and heavy rainfall along with high tides will elevate the risk of dangerous flooding along the Barrier Islands and inner coastal locations through mid-week. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across the Barrier Islands and coastal regions from Matagorda Bay through Galveston Bay. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected anchorages. Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated. * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across along and south of Interstate 10. Potential impacts include: - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures. Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated. * WIND: Prepare for life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts along the Texas Coast. Potential impacts in this area include: - Considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some having window, door, and garage door failures leading to structural damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some destroyed. Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles. Locations may be uninhabitable for weeks. - Many large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. Several bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Large areas with power and communications outages. Also, prepare for dangerous wind having possible limited to significant impacts across most of Southeast Texas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * EVACUATIONS: Listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately. * Galveston County has issued a voluntary evacuation order for the Bolivar Peninsula. Residents of this area who have medical needs should consider finding alternate accommodations in case the area becomes inaccessible due to floodwaters or if there is a loss of electricity. * The City of Galveston has issued a voluntary evacuation for the West End of the city and for low-lying areas beginning at 10 AM today in anticipation of flooding from elevated tides and flooding rains. OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your home or business. When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the center of the storm. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor drainage area, in a valley, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of others. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org - For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org NEXT UPDATE ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston TX around 4 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions warrant.