Local Statement for Austin / San Antonio, TX

By | July 6, 2024

WTUS84 KEWX 062057

Tropical Storm Beryl Local Statement Advisory Number 33
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX  AL022024
357 PM CDT Sat Jul 6 2024

This product covers South Central Texas

**Beryl Expected to bring Heavy Rainfall and Tropical Storm Force 
winds to far eastern areas of South Central Texas** 


    - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for De Witt and Lavaca

    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for De Witt and Lavaca

    - About 450 miles south-southeast of Hallettsville TX or about 
      440 miles southeast of Cuero TX
    - 23.9N 93.0W
    - Storm Intensity 60 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 310 degrees at 13 mph


Tropical Storm Beryl is moving northwest through the southern Gulf of 
Mexico and is expected to strengthen into a category one hurricane on 
Sunday. Beryl is expected to make landfall on the middle Texas coast 
early Monday morning with the potential for Tropical Storm force winds 
pushing inland across Lavaca and DeWitt Counties on Monday. A Tropical 
Storm Warning is in effect for those counties. In addition heavy 
rainfall is possible across the eastern areas of South Central Texas 
with 5 to 10 inches of rain possible Monday through Tuesday. 


Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across far eastern areas of South Central Texas. 
Potential 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, usually dry 
      creek beds, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. In hilly 
      areas, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys while 
      increasing susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. 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 low water crossings could become flooded and turn deadly 
      if attempting to pass through. Many road and bridge closures 
      with some weakened or washed out.

Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited 
to significant impacts across far eastern areas of South Central Texas.

Elsewhere across South Central Texas, little to no impact is 

Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across DeWitt and Lavaca Counties. Potential impacts in this area 
    - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage 
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings 
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile 
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight 
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater 
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several 
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban 
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access 
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent 
      in areas with above ground lines.

Elsewhere across South Central Texas, little to no impact is 

Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
far eastern areas of South Central Texas. Potential impacts include:
    - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution 
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power 
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys 
      toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, 
      large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees 
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and boats pulled 
      from moorings.

Elsewhere across South Central Texas, little to no impact is 


Follow the instructions of local officials.

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and 
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a 
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles 
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide 
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly 
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an 
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone 
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded 
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets 
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes 
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather 

- 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


The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather 
Service in Austin/San Antonio TX around 11 PM CDT, or sooner if 
conditions warrant.


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