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NWS & National Hurrican Center Beryl Updates – Current Watches / Warnings for Southeast Texas

Tropical Cyclone Statement issued July 8 at 10:18AM CDT by NWS Houston/Galveston TX
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This product covers Southeast Texas

**LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE, DAMAGING WIND GUSTS, AND FLOODING
RAINFALL CONTINUING OVER EASTERN TEXAS**

NEW INFORMATION
—————

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
– A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued and the Storm Surge
Warning and Hurricane Warning have been cancelled for Coastal
Jackson
– A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued and the Hurricane
Warning has been cancelled for Brazoria Islands, Coastal
Brazoria, Coastal Matagorda, Galveston Island, Inland Brazoria,
Inland Jackson, Inland Matagorda, Matagorda Islands, and Wharton

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
– A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
for Bolivar Peninsula, Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal
Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Matagorda,
Galveston Island, and Matagorda Islands
– A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Austin, Brazos,
Burleson, Coastal Jackson, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes,
Houston, Inland Brazoria, Inland Galveston, Inland Harris,
Inland Jackson, Inland Matagorda, Madison, Montgomery, Northern
Liberty, Polk, San Jacinto, Southern Liberty, Trinity, Walker,
Waller, Washington, and Wharton

* STORM INFORMATION:
– About 60 miles west-northwest of Galveston TX or about 80 miles
north-northeast of Matagorda TX
– 29.8N 95.7W
– Storm Intensity 70 mph
– Movement North-northeast or 15 degrees at 13 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
——————

Beryl made landfall at approximately 4 AM CDT near Matagorda, TX.
Over the past 6 hours, the storm has produced widespread strong
wind gusts, many to hurricane force, across SE Texas. Additionally,
heavy rain has resulted in flash flooding as well as significant
rises on area bayous, streams, creeks, and rivers. The storm
continues to push to the north, and will continue to have the
potential to produce life-threatening flooding, storm surge,
wind gusts, and tornadoes over the next several hours.

The threat for all of these hazards is relatively higher
for areas to the east of the storm’s center. The current
forecast track brings the center of the storm along the
westernmost portions of the Houston metro later this morning
and early this afternoon. By this evening, the center of the
storm will be exiting the area and conditions will improve.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
—————–

* WIND:
Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
portions of the greater Houston Area and SE Texas Coast.
Remain well sheltered from life-threatening wind having
additional extensive impacts. If realized, these impacts 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.

Potential impacts from the main wind event are also now unfolding
across the rest of SE Texas. Remain well sheltered from
dangerous wind having additional limited to
significant impacts.

* SURGE:
Potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
The SE Texas Coast. Remain well away from life-threatening
surge having additional significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
– Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
– Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
spots.
– 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.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
SE Texas. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having additional
extensive impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
– Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
– Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may
become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may
become stressed.
– Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes.
Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with
underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

* TORNADOES:
Potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across locations east
and northeast of Greater Houston. Remain well braced against a dangerous tornado
event having possible significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
– The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder the execution
of emergency plans during tropical events.
– Several places may experience tornado damage with a few spots
of considerable damage, power loss, and communications failures.
– Locations could realize roofs torn off frame houses, mobile
homes demolished, boxcars overturned, large trees snapped or
uprooted, vehicles tumbled, and small boats tossed about.
Dangerous projectiles can add to the toll.

Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
———————————-

* EVACUATIONS:
Follow the advice of local officials.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to stay inside and away from windows. Listen for
updates and be ready in case you lose electrical power. Keep a
battery-powered radio, charged cell phone and flashlight handy.

Keep your cell phone charged and in power-saving mode. If you lose
power, use it sparingly and mainly for personal emergencies and
check-ins.

Do not venture outside while in the eye of a hurricane as any
improvement in weather will only be temporary. Once the eye passes,
conditions will become life threatening as winds immediately return
to dangerous speeds, so remain safely sheltered from the storm.

Do not be a thrill seeker or risk your life for senseless photos or
videos.

If a tornado warning is issued for your area, quickly move to the
safest place within your shelter. Protect your head and body.

* 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

Tornado Watch
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 514
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1000 AM CDT MON JUL 8 2024

TORNADO WATCH 514 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

TXC005-037-067-071-073-183-199-203-225-241-245-291-315-339-343-
347-351-361-365-373-401-403-405-407-419-423-455-457-459-471-
090300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0514.240708T1500Z-240709T0300Z/

TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANGELINA BOWIE CASS
CHAMBERS CHEROKEE GREGG
HARDIN HARRISON HOUSTON
JASPER JEFFERSON LIBERTY
MARION MONTGOMERY MORRIS
NACOGDOCHES NEWTON ORANGE
PANOLA POLK RUSK
SABINE SAN AUGUSTINE SAN JACINTO
SHELBY SMITH TRINITY
TYLER UPSHUR WALKER

Flash Flood Warning
Flash Flood Warning
TXC071-201-291-339-081800-
/O.EXT.KHGX.FF.W.0053.000000T0000Z-240708T1800Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
929 AM CDT Mon Jul 8 2024

The National Weather Service in League City has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Northwestern Chambers County in southeastern Texas…
Harris County in southeastern Texas…
Southwestern Liberty County in southeastern Texas…
Southern Montgomery County in southeastern Texas…

* Until 100 PM CDT.

* At 929 AM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between
4 and 6 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of
1 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is
ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

HAZARD…Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms
producing flash flooding.

SOURCE…Radar and automated gauges.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams,
urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
Northeastern Baytown, Humble, Tomball, southern Liberty, Dayton,
Beach City, Pinehurst, Kingwood, Spring, Aldine, Greater
Greenspoint, Barrett, The Woodlands, Crosby, Mont Belvieu, Oak
Ridge North, Shenandoah, Roman Forest, Woodbranch and Old
River-Winfree.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.

Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law
enforcement and request they pass this information to the National
Weather Service when you can do so safely.

LAT…LON 3018 9567 3022 9558 3025 9546 3025 9537
3025 9534 3015 9509 3002 9476 2989 9472
2983 9474 2975 9478 2971 9484 2976 9488
2993 9519 2992 9578 2997 9585 3003 9583
3007 9579 3015 9571

FLASH FLOOD…RADAR AND GAUGE INDICATED
FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE THREAT…CONSIDERABLE

 

Flash Flood Warning
Flash Flood Warning
TXC071-167-291-339-407-081700-
/O.NEW.KHGX.FF.W.0054.240708T1400Z-240708T1700Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
900 AM CDT Mon Jul 8 2024

The National Weather Service in League City has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Chambers County in southeastern Texas…
Northern Galveston County in southeastern Texas…
Liberty County in southeastern Texas…
Southeastern Montgomery County in southeastern Texas…
Southeastern San Jacinto County in southeastern Texas…

* Until noon CDT.

* At 900 AM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between
2 and 4 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of
2 to 4 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is
ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE…Radar and automated gauges.

IMPACT…Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban
areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as
other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
Conroe, Liberty, Cleveland, Dayton, Willis, Pinehurst, The
Woodlands, Shepherd, Anahuac, Panorama Village, Splendora, Patton
Village, Roman Forest, Magnolia, Woodbranch, Cut And Shoot, Ames,
Daisetta, Coldspring and Hardin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.

Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law
enforcement and request they pass this information to the National
Weather Service when you can do so safely.

LAT…LON 3059 9504 3053 9485 3050 9487 3048 9473
3011 9460 3011 9444 2989 9444 2989 9436
2956 9435 2953 9438 2943 9457 2958 9465
3002 9476 3025 9534 3022 9558 3010 9576
3021 9578 3039 9566 3049 9549 3057 9520

 

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