Tropical Storm Warning

Beta Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 18
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA  AL222020
1008 PM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020

LAZ073-221115-
/O.CON.KLCH.TR.W.1022.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
West Cameron-
1008 PM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - Johnson Bayou
    - Holly Beach
    - Hackberry

* WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
        - Peak Wind Forecast: 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39
      to 57 mph
        - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force.
        - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be
          completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
          damage.
        - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
        - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
          mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
        - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
          uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees
          are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
          over.
        - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
          urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
          conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
        - Scattered power and communications outages.

* STORM SURGE
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible
        - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - Window of concern: Begins this evening

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm
      surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground
        - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot
          above ground.
        - PREPARE: Complete preparations for storm surge flooding,
          especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions
          become unsafe.
        - ACT: Leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for
          your area.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
        - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
          immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
          farther inland along rivers and bayous that drain into the
          Gulf.
        - Sections of roads and parking lots near bodies of water may
          become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions
          dangerous in places where surge water covers the road.
        - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes,
          mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
        - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, and
          piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

* FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
        - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 2-4 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for
      moderate flooding rain
        - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
          moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
          are possible.
        - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
        - 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.

* TORNADO
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few
      tornadoes
        - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a
          few tornadoes.
        - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to
          tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before
          hazardous weather arrives.
        - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter
          quickly.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
        - 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 small boats pulled from moorings.

$$

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
Issued by National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1012 AM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020

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West Cameron-East Cameron-
1012 AM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CDT WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Significant coastal flooding.

* WHERE...West Cameron and East Cameron Parishes.

* WHEN...Until 2 AM CDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Numerous roads may be closed. Low lying property
  including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure
  will be inundated. Some shoreline erosion will occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If
travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through
water of unknown depth.

&&

$$

Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
Issued by National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
842 AM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020

...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in Texas...

  Neches River at Neches River Saltwater Barrier

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas...

  Neches River Near Beaumont

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/NSBT2.1.ER.200920T2135Z.200922T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
842 AM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020

...The Flood Warning is now in effect until further notice...

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Neches River at Neches River Saltwater Barrier.
* Until further notice.
* At 8:15 AM CDT Monday the stage was 4.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 4.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending
  at 8:15 AM CDT Monday was 4.4 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise to a crest of 4.7 feet
  early tomorrow afternoon.
* Impact...At 5.0 feet, Water is about two feet over portions of
  Four Oaks Ranch Road.

&&


  Fld   Observed           Forecasts (7 am CDT)
Location                     Stg   Stg   Day/Time     Tue   Wed   Thu

Neches River
Neches River Saltwater Barri 4.0   4.4   Mon 8 am CDT 4.6   4.7   4.6





&&

LAT...LON 3033 9404 3008 9401 3008 9413 3033 9421

$$

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
Issued by National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1205 AM CDT Tue Sep 22 2020

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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Calcasieu-Jefferson Davis-Acadia-Lafayette-Upper St. Martin-
Vermilion-Iberia-St. Mary-Lower St. Martin-West Cameron-East Cameron-
Jefferson-Orange-
Including the cities of Roanoke, Sea Rim State Park, Beaumont,
Topsy, Richard, Abbeville, Johnson Bayou, Branch, Kaplan, Orange,
Burns Point, Creole, Klondike, Patterson, Welsh, Jennings, St.
Martinville, Rayne, Grand Lake, New Iberia, Rutherford Beach, Sabine
Pass, Sulphur, Meaux, Bayou Vista, Lake Charles, Intracoastal City,
Grand Chenier, Cameron, Crowley, Lafayette, Franklin, Berwick,
Morgan City, Breaux Bridge, Hathaway, Bridge City, Church Point,
Forked Island, Lake Arthur, Cade, Vidor, Hackberry, Centerville, and
Stephensville
1205 AM CDT Tue Sep 22 2020

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Louisiana and southeast Texas, including the following
  areas, in Louisiana, Acadia, Calcasieu, East Cameron, Iberia,
  Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lower St. Martin, St. Mary, Upper St.
  Martin, Vermilion and West Cameron. In southeast Texas, Jefferson
  and Orange.

* Through Wednesday evening

* A prolonged period of wet weather associated with Tropical Storm
  Beta will lead to storm total rainfall of 4 to 6 inches with
  locally higher amounts through Wednesday evening.

* Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding in the areas that receive
  the heaviest rainfall.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to
Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You
should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should
Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

&&

$$

Hurricane Local Statement

Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 18A
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Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 18A
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX  AL222020
132 AM CDT Tue Sep 22 2020

This product covers Southeast Texas

**BETA MADE LANDFALL AT 10PM ON THE SOUTHERN END OF MATAGORDA
PENINSULA. DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODING THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS.**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Storm Surge Warning has been cancelled for Coastal Jackson,
      Coastal Matagorda, and Matagorda Islands

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Coastal Jackson,
      Coastal Matagorda, Inland Brazoria, Inland Galveston, Inland
      Jackson, Inland Matagorda, Matagorda Islands, Southern Liberty,
      and Wharton
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal
      Galveston, Coastal Harris, and Galveston Island and Bolivar
      Peninsula

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 110 miles west-southwest of Galveston TX or about 30
      miles west of Matagorda TX
    - 28.6N 96.5W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 325 degrees at 3 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the southern end of the Matagorda
Peninsula around 10pm CDT with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. It will
slowly move to the northeast through midweek. Bands of heavy rain will
continue to train across portions of Southeast Texas through the day
tomorrow, with the rain threat not ending until Wednesday when Beta is
out of the area. The heavy rain will cause street flooding and for creeks
and bayous to swell past their banks. Within these rainbands, 4 to 8 inches
of rain have already fallen with additional rain expected. Flooding concerns
along the coast will be compounded with elevated tides due to the onshore
winds persisting overnight. Surge will become less of an issue during the day
on Tuesday, but concerns for coastal flooding will remain through midweek.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
Southeast Texas with heavy rainbands moving through Galveston, Harris
counties, and areas around Matagorda Bay. 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.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
north of Interstate 10. Remain well guarded against dangerous
flood waters having possible limited to significant impacts.

* SURGE:
Potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
the coast north of Sargent and around the Galveston Bay area. 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.

Potential impacts from the main surge event are also now unfolding
around the Matagorda Bay area up to Sargent. Remain well away from locally
hazardous surge having additional limited impacts.

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

* WIND:
Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
Southeast Texas. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having
possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts
include:
    - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* TORNADOES:
Potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across Southeast
Texas. Remain well braced against a tornado event having possible
limited impacts. If realized, these 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.

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

* EVACUATIONS:
Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all clear
to return.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

During the peak of the storm be ready to move quickly. Keep your
shoes on and rain gear handy. Boots and athletic shoes offer the best
foot protection if you become unexpectedly exposed to the weather.

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

If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic
rise in water levels.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is
harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

* 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 AM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.

$$

Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 18A
TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-300-313-335>338-436>438-221445-

Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 18A
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX  AL222020
132 AM CDT Tue Sep 22 2020

This product covers Southeast Texas

**BETA MADE LANDFALL AT 10PM ON THE SOUTHERN END OF MATAGORDA
PENINSULA. DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODING THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS.**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Storm Surge Warning has been cancelled for Coastal Jackson,
      Coastal Matagorda, and Matagorda Islands

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Coastal Jackson,
      Coastal Matagorda, Inland Brazoria, Inland Galveston, Inland
      Jackson, Inland Matagorda, Matagorda Islands, Southern Liberty,
      and Wharton
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal
      Galveston, Coastal Harris, and Galveston Island and Bolivar
      Peninsula

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 110 miles west-southwest of Galveston TX or about 30
      miles west of Matagorda TX
    - 28.6N 96.5W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 325 degrees at 3 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the southern end of the Matagorda
Peninsula around 10pm CDT with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. It will
slowly move to the northeast through midweek. Bands of heavy rain will
continue to train across portions of Southeast Texas through the day
tomorrow, with the rain threat not ending until Wednesday when Beta is
out of the area. The heavy rain will cause street flooding and for creeks
and bayous to swell past their banks. Within these rainbands, 4 to 8 inches
of rain have already fallen with additional rain expected. Flooding concerns
along the coast will be compounded with elevated tides due to the onshore
winds persisting overnight. Surge will become less of an issue during the day
on Tuesday, but concerns for coastal flooding will remain through midweek.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
Southeast Texas with heavy rainbands moving through Galveston, Harris
counties, and areas around Matagorda Bay. 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.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
north of Interstate 10. Remain well guarded against dangerous
flood waters having possible limited to significant impacts.

* SURGE:
Potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
the coast north of Sargent and around the Galveston Bay area. 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.

Potential impacts from the main surge event are also now unfolding
around the Matagorda Bay area up to Sargent. Remain well away from locally
hazardous surge having additional limited impacts.

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

* WIND:
Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
Southeast Texas. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having
possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts
include:
    - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* TORNADOES:
Potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across Southeast
Texas. Remain well braced against a tornado event having possible
limited impacts. If realized, these 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.

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

* EVACUATIONS:
Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all clear
to return.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

During the peak of the storm be ready to move quickly. Keep your
shoes on and rain gear handy. Boots and athletic shoes offer the best
foot protection if you become unexpectedly exposed to the weather.

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

If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic
rise in water levels.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is
harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

* 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 AM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.

$$

Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 18A
TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-300-313-335>338-436>438-221445-

Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 18A
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX  AL222020
132 AM CDT Tue Sep 22 2020

This product covers Southeast Texas

**BETA MADE LANDFALL AT 10PM ON THE SOUTHERN END OF MATAGORDA
PENINSULA. DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODING THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS.**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Storm Surge Warning has been cancelled for Coastal Jackson,
      Coastal Matagorda, and Matagorda Islands

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Coastal Jackson,
      Coastal Matagorda, Inland Brazoria, Inland Galveston, Inland
      Jackson, Inland Matagorda, Matagorda Islands, Southern Liberty,
      and Wharton
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal
      Galveston, Coastal Harris, and Galveston Island and Bolivar
      Peninsula

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 110 miles west-southwest of Galveston TX or about 30
      miles west of Matagorda TX
    - 28.6N 96.5W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 325 degrees at 3 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the southern end of the Matagorda
Peninsula around 10pm CDT with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. It will
slowly move to the northeast through midweek. Bands of heavy rain will
continue to train across portions of Southeast Texas through the day
tomorrow, with the rain threat not ending until Wednesday when Beta is
out of the area. The heavy rain will cause street flooding and for creeks
and bayous to swell past their banks. Within these rainbands, 4 to 8 inches
of rain have already fallen with additional rain expected. Flooding concerns
along the coast will be compounded with elevated tides due to the onshore
winds persisting overnight. Surge will become less of an issue during the day
on Tuesday, but concerns for coastal flooding will remain through midweek.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
Southeast Texas with heavy rainbands moving through Galveston, Harris
counties, and areas around Matagorda Bay. 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.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
north of Interstate 10. Remain well guarded against dangerous
flood waters having possible limited to significant impacts.

* SURGE:
Potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
the coast north of Sargent and around the Galveston Bay area. 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.

Potential impacts from the main surge event are also now unfolding
around the Matagorda Bay area up to Sargent. Remain well away from locally
hazardous surge having additional limited impacts.

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

* WIND:
Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
Southeast Texas. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having
possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts
include:
    - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* TORNADOES:
Potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across Southeast
Texas. Remain well braced against a tornado event having possible
limited impacts. If realized, these 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.

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

* EVACUATIONS:
Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all clear
to return.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

During the peak of the storm be ready to move quickly. Keep your
shoes on and rain gear handy. Boots and athletic shoes offer the best
foot protection if you become unexpectedly exposed to the weather.

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

If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic
rise in water levels.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is
harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

* 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 AM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.

$$

Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 18
LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-221130-

Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 18
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA  AL222020
1027 PM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020

This product covers Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas

**CENTER OF BETA NEARING THE TEXAS COAST**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for Jefferson
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for East Cameron, Iberia,
      St. Mary, Vermilion, and West Cameron

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 140 miles southwest of High Island TX or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of Morgan City LA
    - 28.4N 96.3W
    - Storm Intensity 45 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 325 degrees at 3 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Beta continues to move slowly northwest near the
central Texas coast. Little change in strength is expected prior to
landfall. Tropical Storm Beta will continue to move slowly northwest
overnight, with a slow north to northeast motion on Tuesday. A faster
east-northeastward motion should begin Tuesday night and continue
Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Beta will move
inland overnight. Weakening is anticipated on Tuesday as Beta moves
just inland along the Texas coast.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* SURGE:
Potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
the upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts. Remain well away
from life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to non-elevated structures is possible.
    - Sections of 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, and piers. Several small
      craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected
      anchorages.

Potential impacts from the main surge event are also now unfolding
across the south-central Louisiana coast. Remain well away from locally
hazardous surge having possible limited impacts.

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

* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
the larger west gulf region. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having possible 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.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
central Louisiana and interior east Texas. Remain well guarded
against dangerous flood waters having possible limited to
significant impacts.

* WIND:
Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
coastal areas. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having
additional limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
    - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

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

* TORNADOES:
Potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across near
coastal areas of the upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts.
Remain well braced against a tornado event having possible limited
impacts. If realized, these 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.

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

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

* EVACUATIONS:
Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all
clear to return.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic
rise in water levels.

* 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 Lake Charles LA around 5 AM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$


Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 18
LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-221130-

Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 18
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA  AL222020
1027 PM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020

This product covers Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas

**CENTER OF BETA NEARING THE TEXAS COAST**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for Jefferson
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for East Cameron, Iberia,
      St. Mary, Vermilion, and West Cameron

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 140 miles southwest of High Island TX or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of Morgan City LA
    - 28.4N 96.3W
    - Storm Intensity 45 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 325 degrees at 3 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Beta continues to move slowly northwest near the
central Texas coast. Little change in strength is expected prior to
landfall. Tropical Storm Beta will continue to move slowly northwest
overnight, with a slow north to northeast motion on Tuesday. A faster
east-northeastward motion should begin Tuesday night and continue
Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Beta will move
inland overnight. Weakening is anticipated on Tuesday as Beta moves
just inland along the Texas coast.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* SURGE:
Potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
the upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts. Remain well away
from life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to non-elevated structures is possible.
    - Sections of 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, and piers. Several small
      craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected
      anchorages.

Potential impacts from the main surge event are also now unfolding
across the south-central Louisiana coast. Remain well away from locally
hazardous surge having possible limited impacts.

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

* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
the larger west gulf region. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having possible 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.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
central Louisiana and interior east Texas. Remain well guarded
against dangerous flood waters having possible limited to
significant impacts.

* WIND:
Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
coastal areas. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having
additional limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
    - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

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

* TORNADOES:
Potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across near
coastal areas of the upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts.
Remain well braced against a tornado event having possible limited
impacts. If realized, these 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.

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

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

* EVACUATIONS:
Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all
clear to return.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic
rise in water levels.

* 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 Lake Charles LA around 5 AM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$