Hurricane Beryl tracker update: Path; Houston, Texas impacts; watches, warnings

Beryl regained hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday night as it approached the Texas coast.

As of 1 a.m. Monday, the Category 1 storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. It was located about 30 miles south-southeast of Matagorda and was moving north-northwest at 10 mph. Landfall is expected soon.

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Beryl’s path: Texas and Houston impacts

Berly is expected to make landfall early Monday morning.

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Prepare for a very windy and rainy 12-15 hours or so from overnight tonight through Monday afternoon. Winds of 50 mph and higher, heavy rain, and coastal flooding are possible. Expect the power to go out in many locations.

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Monday is going to be nasty all across the Houston-Galveston area.

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Expected Winds from Beryl

Regardless of the landfall location, we expect a large swath of 40-70 mph winds for cities like Freeport, Bay City, Wharton, Rosenberg and possibly Sugar Land, Katy and, by midday, the Great Houston area.

Beryl’s Storm Surge Impact

Galveston Island and bay communities will be threatened by a storm surge of 3-6′ which will cover low-lying roads (some impassible) and may be higher near landfall in Matagorda and Coastal Brazoria Counties.

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Beryl’s Rainfall and Flooding

Rainfall could range from 5-10″, so flooding is also a concern on Monday, but fortunately, Beryl will be a fast-mover which will limit the duration of heavy rain.

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The bottom line is to prepare to not leave your home at all on Monday, so hunker down, be prepared to lose electricity, make sure to have medicines, food that won’t spoil, pet food, all that.

The Town of Quintana has issued a Mandatory Evacuation.

Beryl watches and warnings

TORNADO WATCH

A tornado watch has been issued until 10 a.m. Monday for Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda and Montgomery counties.

STORM SURGE WARNING

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Mesquite Bay to Sabine Pass, including Matagorda Bay and Galveston Bay.

HURRICANE WARNING

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Texas coast from Mesquite Bay northward to Port Bolivar.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Texas coast south of Mesquite Bay to Port Mansfield and the Texas coast north of San Luis Pass to Sabine Pass.

Texas prepares for Beryl

Texans are preparing for Hurricane Beryl to make an impact on the coast, and Acting Governor Dan Patrick has expanded the state’s disaster declaration to include 81 more counties, bringing the total to 121 counties.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management has raised the readiness level of the State Emergency Operations Center and Texas Emergency Management Council agencies are working around the clock.

Click here to see the list of counties included in the disaster declaration.

Hurricane preparedness list

You should have a disaster preparedness kit ready to go well before a storm is ever on the way. At a minimum, your kit should have the basic supplies like food, water, first aid supplies and flashlights.

Click here to see a list of basic supplies to include in your hurricane preparedness kit.

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