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Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 5:10 AM CDT on August 24, 2017

Expires 7:30 AM EDT on August 24, 2017


This product covers southeast Texas

**a Hurricane Warning has been issued from Port Mansfield to matagorda**

**a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Matagorda to high island**

**a storm surge warning has been issued from Port Mansfield to San Luis pass**

**a storm surge watch has been issued from San Luis Pass to high island**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty,
      and Wharton
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning and the Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical
      Storm Warning for Brazoria
    - the Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning
      and the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning for Jackson and Matagorda
    - the tropical storm watch has been cancelled for Austin,
      Colorado, and Waller

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for Brazoria
    - a storm surge warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for
      Jackson and Matagorda
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for Chambers, Galveston, and Harris
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Fort Bend, Liberty,
      and Wharton

* storm information:
    - about 420 miles south-southeast of Freeport TX
    - 23.2n 92.8w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Harvey is gradually strengthening as it moves NW
towards the Texas coast. Harvey is expected to continue to strengthen
into a hurricane on Friday before landfall. The primary impact from
Harvey remains heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding for southeast
Texas, but there is also the threat for tropical storm to hurricane
force winds and storm surge along the coast. The most likely arrival
time for tropical storm force winds to reach the Upper Texas coast is
during the day on Friday.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across southeast Texas.

Potential impacts include:

    - major rainfall flooding may prompt several 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. Flood waters
      may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots could become
      rivers of moving water with underpasses becoming submerged
      creating dangerous driving conditions.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible extensive
impacts along the coast southwest of San Luis Pass.

Potential impacts in this area include:
    - large areas of deep inundation with storm surge flooding
      accentuated by battering waves. Structural damage to buildings,
      with some washing away. Damage may be compounded by floating
      debris. Locations may become uninhabitable for an extended period
      of time.
    - Large sections of nearshore escape routes and secondary roads may
      become washed out or severely flooded. Flood control systems and
      barriers could become stressed.
    - Significant beach erosion with dune loss.
    - Moderate to locally severe damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. Small craft may break away from moorings, especially
      in unprotected anchorages with some lifted onshore and stranded.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Galveston Bay.

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
coastal Jackson and Matagorda counties.

Potential impacts in this area include:
    - moderate to locally significant damage to roofing and siding
      materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and
      sheds. Buildings may experience window, door, and garage door
      failures. Severely damaged Mobile homes, with some destroyed.
      Damage will be accentuated by airborne 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 impassable bridges, causeways, and
      access routes.
    - Scattered areas with power and communications outages but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against locally hazardous winds having possible limited impacts across
more inland locations within Jackson and Matagorda counties, as well
as southern Brazoria, Wharton and Fort Bend counties.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornadoes within the surrounding thunderstorm bands
of Harvey across southeastern 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 impacted by isolated tornadoes would experience 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:
for those under evacuation orders, leave as soon as practical with a
destination in mind. Gas up your vehicle well ahead of time. Be sure
that you take all essential materials from your emergency supplies kit.
Let others know where you are going and when you intend to arrive.

If evacuating the area, stick to prescribed evacuation routes. Look
for additional traffic information on roadway smart signs and listen to
select radio channels for further travel instructions. Drivers should
not use cell phones while operating vehicles.

For those not under evacuation orders, understand that there are
inherent risks to evacuation (such as traffic congestion, accidents,
and driving in bad weather), so evacuate only if necessary. Help keep
roadways open for those that are under evacuation orders.

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.


* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.


* 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 8 am CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


510 am CDT Thu Aug 24 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**a Hurricane Warning has been issued from Port Mansfield to matagorda**

**a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Matagorda to high island**

**a storm surge warning has been issued from Port Mansfield to San Luis pass**

**a storm surge watch has been issued from San Luis Pass to high island**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty,
      and Wharton
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning and the Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical
      Storm Warning for Brazoria
    - the Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning
      and the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning for Jackson and Matagorda
    - the tropical storm watch has been cancelled for Austin,
      Colorado, and Waller

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for Brazoria
    - a storm surge warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for
      Jackson and Matagorda
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for Chambers, Galveston, and Harris
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Fort Bend, Liberty,
      and Wharton

* storm information:
    - about 420 miles south-southeast of Freeport TX
    - 23.2n 92.8w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Harvey is gradually strengthening as it moves NW
towards the Texas coast. Harvey is expected to continue to strengthen
into a hurricane on Friday before landfall. The primary impact from
Harvey remains heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding for southeast
Texas, but there is also the threat for tropical storm to hurricane
force winds and storm surge along the coast. The most likely arrival
time for tropical storm force winds to reach the Upper Texas coast is
during the day on Friday.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across southeast Texas.

Potential impacts include:

    - major rainfall flooding may prompt several 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. Flood waters
      may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots could become
      rivers of moving water with underpasses becoming submerged
      creating dangerous driving conditions.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible extensive
impacts along the coast southwest of San Luis Pass.

Potential impacts in this area include:
    - large areas of deep inundation with storm surge flooding
      accentuated by battering waves. Structural damage to buildings,
      with some washing away. Damage may be compounded by floating
      debris. Locations may become uninhabitable for an extended period
      of time.
    - Large sections of nearshore escape routes and secondary roads may
      become washed out or severely flooded. Flood control systems and
      barriers could become stressed.
    - Significant beach erosion with dune loss.
    - Moderate to locally severe damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. Small craft may break away from moorings, especially
      in unprotected anchorages with some lifted onshore and stranded.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Galveston Bay.

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
coastal Jackson and Matagorda counties.

Potential impacts in this area include:
    - moderate to locally significant damage to roofing and siding
      materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and
      sheds. Buildings may experience window, door, and garage door
      failures. Severely damaged Mobile homes, with some destroyed.
      Damage will be accentuated by airborne 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 impassable bridges, causeways, and
      access routes.
    - Scattered areas with power and communications outages but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against locally hazardous winds having possible limited impacts across
more inland locations within Jackson and Matagorda counties, as well
as southern Brazoria, Wharton and Fort Bend counties.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornadoes within the surrounding thunderstorm bands
of Harvey across southeastern 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 impacted by isolated tornadoes would experience 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:
for those under evacuation orders, leave as soon as practical with a
destination in mind. Gas up your vehicle well ahead of time. Be sure
that you take all essential materials from your emergency supplies kit.
Let others know where you are going and when you intend to arrive.

If evacuating the area, stick to prescribed evacuation routes. Look
for additional traffic information on roadway smart signs and listen to
select radio channels for further travel instructions. Drivers should
not use cell phones while operating vehicles.

For those not under evacuation orders, understand that there are
inherent risks to evacuation (such as traffic congestion, accidents,
and driving in bad weather), so evacuate only if necessary. Help keep
roadways open for those that are under evacuation orders.

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.


* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.


* 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 8 am CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



510 am CDT Thu Aug 24 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**a Hurricane Warning has been issued from Port Mansfield to matagorda**

**a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Matagorda to high island**

**a storm surge warning has been issued from Port Mansfield to San Luis pass**

**a storm surge watch has been issued from San Luis Pass to high island**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty,
      and Wharton
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning and the Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical
      Storm Warning for Brazoria
    - the Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning
      and the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning for Jackson and Matagorda
    - the tropical storm watch has been cancelled for Austin,
      Colorado, and Waller

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for Brazoria
    - a storm surge warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for
      Jackson and Matagorda
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for Chambers, Galveston, and Harris
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Fort Bend, Liberty,
      and Wharton

* storm information:
    - about 420 miles south-southeast of Freeport TX
    - 23.2n 92.8w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Harvey is gradually strengthening as it moves NW
towards the Texas coast. Harvey is expected to continue to strengthen
into a hurricane on Friday before landfall. The primary impact from
Harvey remains heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding for southeast
Texas, but there is also the threat for tropical storm to hurricane
force winds and storm surge along the coast. The most likely arrival
time for tropical storm force winds to reach the Upper Texas coast is
during the day on Friday.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across southeast Texas.

Potential impacts include:

    - major rainfall flooding may prompt several 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. Flood waters
      may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots could become
      rivers of moving water with underpasses becoming submerged
      creating dangerous driving conditions.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible extensive
impacts along the coast southwest of San Luis Pass.

Potential impacts in this area include:
    - large areas of deep inundation with storm surge flooding
      accentuated by battering waves. Structural damage to buildings,
      with some washing away. Damage may be compounded by floating
      debris. Locations may become uninhabitable for an extended period
      of time.
    - Large sections of nearshore escape routes and secondary roads may
      become washed out or severely flooded. Flood control systems and
      barriers could become stressed.
    - Significant beach erosion with dune loss.
    - Moderate to locally severe damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. Small craft may break away from moorings, especially
      in unprotected anchorages with some lifted onshore and stranded.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Galveston Bay.

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
coastal Jackson and Matagorda counties.

Potential impacts in this area include:
    - moderate to locally significant damage to roofing and siding
      materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and
      sheds. Buildings may experience window, door, and garage door
      failures. Severely damaged Mobile homes, with some destroyed.
      Damage will be accentuated by airborne 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 impassable bridges, causeways, and
      access routes.
    - Scattered areas with power and communications outages but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against locally hazardous winds having possible limited impacts across
more inland locations within Jackson and Matagorda counties, as well
as southern Brazoria, Wharton and Fort Bend counties.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornadoes within the surrounding thunderstorm bands
of Harvey across southeastern 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 impacted by isolated tornadoes would experience 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:
for those under evacuation orders, leave as soon as practical with a
destination in mind. Gas up your vehicle well ahead of time. Be sure
that you take all essential materials from your emergency supplies kit.
Let others know where you are going and when you intend to arrive.

If evacuating the area, stick to prescribed evacuation routes. Look
for additional traffic information on roadway smart signs and listen to
select radio channels for further travel instructions. Drivers should
not use cell phones while operating vehicles.

For those not under evacuation orders, understand that there are
inherent risks to evacuation (such as traffic congestion, accidents,
and driving in bad weather), so evacuate only if necessary. Help keep
roadways open for those that are under evacuation orders.

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.


* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.


* 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 8 am CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


510 am CDT Thu Aug 24 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**a Hurricane Warning has been issued from Port Mansfield to matagorda**

**a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Matagorda to high island**

**a storm surge warning has been issued from Port Mansfield to San Luis pass**

**a storm surge watch has been issued from San Luis Pass to high island**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty,
      and Wharton
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning and the Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical
      Storm Warning for Brazoria
    - the Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning
      and the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning for Jackson and Matagorda
    - the tropical storm watch has been cancelled for Austin,
      Colorado, and Waller

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for Brazoria
    - a storm surge warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for
      Jackson and Matagorda
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for Chambers, Galveston, and Harris
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Fort Bend, Liberty,
      and Wharton

* storm information:
    - about 420 miles south-southeast of Freeport TX
    - 23.2n 92.8w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Harvey is gradually strengthening as it moves NW
towards the Texas coast. Harvey is expected to continue to strengthen
into a hurricane on Friday before landfall. The primary impact from
Harvey remains heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding for southeast
Texas, but there is also the threat for tropical storm to hurricane
force winds and storm surge along the coast. The most likely arrival
time for tropical storm force winds to reach the Upper Texas coast is
during the day on Friday.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across southeast Texas.

Potential impacts include:

    - major rainfall flooding may prompt several 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. Flood waters
      may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots could become
      rivers of moving water with underpasses becoming submerged
      creating dangerous driving conditions.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible extensive
impacts along the coast southwest of San Luis Pass.

Potential impacts in this area include:
    - large areas of deep inundation with storm surge flooding
      accentuated by battering waves. Structural damage to buildings,
      with some washing away. Damage may be compounded by floating
      debris. Locations may become uninhabitable for an extended period
      of time.
    - Large sections of nearshore escape routes and secondary roads may
      become washed out or severely flooded. Flood control systems and
      barriers could become stressed.
    - Significant beach erosion with dune loss.
    - Moderate to locally severe damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. Small craft may break away from moorings, especially
      in unprotected anchorages with some lifted onshore and stranded.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Galveston Bay.

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
coastal Jackson and Matagorda counties.

Potential impacts in this area include:
    - moderate to locally significant damage to roofing and siding
      materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and
      sheds. Buildings may experience window, door, and garage door
      failures. Severely damaged Mobile homes, with some destroyed.
      Damage will be accentuated by airborne 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 impassable bridges, causeways, and
      access routes.
    - Scattered areas with power and communications outages but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against locally hazardous winds having possible limited impacts across
more inland locations within Jackson and Matagorda counties, as well
as southern Brazoria, Wharton and Fort Bend counties.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornadoes within the surrounding thunderstorm bands
of Harvey across southeastern 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 impacted by isolated tornadoes would experience 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:
for those under evacuation orders, leave as soon as practical with a
destination in mind. Gas up your vehicle well ahead of time. Be sure
that you take all essential materials from your emergency supplies kit.
Let others know where you are going and when you intend to arrive.

If evacuating the area, stick to prescribed evacuation routes. Look
for additional traffic information on roadway smart signs and listen to
select radio channels for further travel instructions. Drivers should
not use cell phones while operating vehicles.

For those not under evacuation orders, understand that there are
inherent risks to evacuation (such as traffic congestion, accidents,
and driving in bad weather), so evacuate only if necessary. Help keep
roadways open for those that are under evacuation orders.

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.


* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.


* 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 8 am CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



116 am CDT Thu Aug 24 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**harvey strengthens to a tropical storm**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
      Brazoria, Jackson, and Matagorda
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for Austin, Colorado, Fort
      Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      Chambers, Galveston, and Harris

* storm information:
    - about 470 miles south-southeast of Freeport TX
    - 22.6n 92.6w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement northwest or 325 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Harvey is gradually strengthening as it moves NW
towards the Texas coast. Harvey is expected to continue to strengthen
into a hurricane on Friday before landfall. The primary impact from
Harvey remains heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding for southeast
Texas, but there is also the threat for tropical storm to hurricane
force winds and storm surge along the coast. The most likely arrival
time for tropical storm force winds to reach the Upper Texas coast is
during the day on Friday.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across southeast 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, 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.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across areas along the coast southwest of San Luis Pass.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Galveston Bay.

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

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
coastal Matagorda, Brazoria and Jackson counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - 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.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southeast 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation,
especially if being officially recommended. Relocate to a
predetermined shelter or safe destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

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 canyon, 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 any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.


* 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 5 am CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



116 am CDT Thu Aug 24 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**harvey strengthens to a tropical storm**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
      Brazoria, Jackson, and Matagorda
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for Austin, Colorado, Fort
      Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      Chambers, Galveston, and Harris

* storm information:
    - about 470 miles south-southeast of Freeport TX
    - 22.6n 92.6w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement northwest or 325 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Harvey is gradually strengthening as it moves NW
towards the Texas coast. Harvey is expected to continue to strengthen
into a hurricane on Friday before landfall. The primary impact from
Harvey remains heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding for southeast
Texas, but there is also the threat for tropical storm to hurricane
force winds and storm surge along the coast. The most likely arrival
time for tropical storm force winds to reach the Upper Texas coast is
during the day on Friday.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across southeast 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, 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.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across areas along the coast southwest of San Luis Pass.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Galveston Bay.

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

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
coastal Matagorda, Brazoria and Jackson counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - 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.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southeast 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation,
especially if being officially recommended. Relocate to a
predetermined shelter or safe destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

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 canyon, 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 any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.


* 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 5 am CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


116 am CDT Thu Aug 24 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**harvey strengthens to a tropical storm**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
      Brazoria, Jackson, and Matagorda
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for Austin, Colorado, Fort
      Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      Chambers, Galveston, and Harris

* storm information:
    - about 470 miles south-southeast of Freeport TX
    - 22.6n 92.6w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement northwest or 325 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Harvey is gradually strengthening as it moves NW
towards the Texas coast. Harvey is expected to continue to strengthen
into a hurricane on Friday before landfall. The primary impact from
Harvey remains heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding for southeast
Texas, but there is also the threat for tropical storm to hurricane
force winds and storm surge along the coast. The most likely arrival
time for tropical storm force winds to reach the Upper Texas coast is
during the day on Friday.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across southeast 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, 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.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across areas along the coast southwest of San Luis Pass.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Galveston Bay.

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

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
coastal Matagorda, Brazoria and Jackson counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - 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.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southeast 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation,
especially if being officially recommended. Relocate to a
predetermined shelter or safe destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

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 canyon, 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 any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.


* 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 5 am CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



116 am CDT Thu Aug 24 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**harvey strengthens to a tropical storm**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
      Brazoria, Jackson, and Matagorda
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for Austin, Colorado, Fort
      Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      Chambers, Galveston, and Harris

* storm information:
    - about 470 miles south-southeast of Freeport TX
    - 22.6n 92.6w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement northwest or 325 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Harvey is gradually strengthening as it moves NW
towards the Texas coast. Harvey is expected to continue to strengthen
into a hurricane on Friday before landfall. The primary impact from
Harvey remains heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding for southeast
Texas, but there is also the threat for tropical storm to hurricane
force winds and storm surge along the coast. The most likely arrival
time for tropical storm force winds to reach the Upper Texas coast is
during the day on Friday.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across southeast 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, 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.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across areas along the coast southwest of San Luis Pass.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Galveston Bay.

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

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
coastal Matagorda, Brazoria and Jackson counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - 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.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southeast 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation,
especially if being officially recommended. Relocate to a
predetermined shelter or safe destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

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 canyon, 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 any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.


* 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 5 am CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


1029 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**harvey drifting erratically northwestward towards the Texas coast as
a tropical depression**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
      Brazoria, Jackson, and Matagorda
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for Austin, Colorado, Fort
      Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      Chambers, Galveston, and Harris

* storm information:
    - about 530 miles south-southeast of Galveston TX
    - 21.9n 92.6w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 325 degrees at 2 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Harvey has not moved much today but is expected
to strengthen as it moves NW towards the Texas coast. TD Harvey is
expected to continue to strengthen into a tropical storm or hurricane
during the next couple of days. The primary impact from Harvey remains
heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding, but there will still be a
threat for tropical storm to hurricane force winds and storm surge
along the coast. The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force
winds to reach the Upper Texas coast is during the day on Friday.
Harvey is forecast to remain somewhere in the vicinity of S to se Texas
through the weekend and will continue to pose a heavy rainfall and
flooding threat into early next week. Coastal flooding will likely be
an ongoing issue Friday through the weekend as tides will remain
elevated.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across southeast 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, 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.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Upper Texas coast. Potential impacts in
this area 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.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across northern Galveston Bay and Trinity Bay.

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

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Upper Texas coast, primarily near Matagorda Bay. Potential impacts
in this area include:
    - 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.


* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southeast 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

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 canyon, 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 any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.


* 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 430 am CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


1029 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**harvey drifting erratically northwestward towards the Texas coast as
a tropical depression**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
      Brazoria, Jackson, and Matagorda
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for Austin, Colorado, Fort
      Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      Chambers, Galveston, and Harris

* storm information:
    - about 530 miles south-southeast of Galveston TX
    - 21.9n 92.6w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 325 degrees at 2 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Harvey has not moved much today but is expected
to strengthen as it moves NW towards the Texas coast. TD Harvey is
expected to continue to strengthen into a tropical storm or hurricane
during the next couple of days. The primary impact from Harvey remains
heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding, but there will still be a
threat for tropical storm to hurricane force winds and storm surge
along the coast. The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force
winds to reach the Upper Texas coast is during the day on Friday.
Harvey is forecast to remain somewhere in the vicinity of S to se Texas
through the weekend and will continue to pose a heavy rainfall and
flooding threat into early next week. Coastal flooding will likely be
an ongoing issue Friday through the weekend as tides will remain
elevated.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across southeast 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, 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.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Upper Texas coast. Potential impacts in
this area 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.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across northern Galveston Bay and Trinity Bay.

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

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Upper Texas coast, primarily near Matagorda Bay. Potential impacts
in this area include:
    - 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.


* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southeast 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 small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

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 canyon, 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 any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.


* 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 430 am CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 5:24 AM CDT on August 24, 2017

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on August 27, 2017


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Sunday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast Texas including the
following counties... Jackson... Colorado... Matagorda and
Wharton.

* From late tonight through Sunday morning

* as strengthening Tropical Storm Harvey heads toward the middle
Texas coast, shower and thunderstorm coverage is expected to
increase across portions of the watch area beginning as early as
late tonight and likely lasting into at least Sunday morning.
Storms that repeatably move over the same locations have the
potential to produce rainfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour
which could lead to flooding. With Harvey expected to slow down
and possibly become stationary, multiple rounds of storms with
these high rainfall rates could lead to very dangerous flash
flooding.

* It is possible that additional southeast Texas counties will be
added to the Flash Flood Watch as this event unfolds, and the
Flash Flood Watch itself could be extended beyond Sunday
morning.

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.




Tropical Storm Warning

Statement as of 4:23 AM CDT on August 24, 2017

Expires 1:30 PM EDT on August 24, 2017


... Tropical Storm Warning in effect...

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm wind conditions are
expected somewhere within this area and within the next 36 hours

* wind
    - latest local forecast: tropical storm force winds remain
      possible
        - peak wind forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 40 mph

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
          strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
        - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
          significant wind impacts. Remaining efforts to secure
          properties should now be brought to completion.
        - Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
          may result in injury. Move to safe shelter before the wind
          becomes hazardous.

    - Potential impacts: significant
        - 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.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 12-18 inches, with
          locally higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: high
        - the flooding rain threat has increased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
          major flooding where peak rainfall totals well exceed
          amounts conducive for flash flooding and rapid inundation.
          Rescues and emergency evacuations are likely.
        - To be safe, aggressively prepare for the potential of
          extensive flooding rain impacts.
        - Life-threatening flooding is possible. Failure to take
          action may result in serious injury or significant loss of
          life. If flood related watches and warnings are issued,
          heed recommended actions. Poor decisions may result in
          being cut off or needlessly risk lives. If vulnerable,
          relocate to safe shelter on higher ground before flood
          waters arrive.

    - Potential impacts: extensive
        - 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - When implementing emergency plans, include a reasonable
          threat for isolated tornadoes.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited tornado
          impacts.
        - Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to
          shelter quickly if a tornado approaches.

    - 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.




Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 5:24 AM CDT on August 24, 2017

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on August 27, 2017


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Sunday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast Texas including the
following counties... Jackson... Colorado... Matagorda and
Wharton.

* From late tonight through Sunday morning

* as strengthening Tropical Storm Harvey heads toward the middle
Texas coast, shower and thunderstorm coverage is expected to
increase across portions of the watch area beginning as early as
late tonight and likely lasting into at least Sunday morning.
Storms that repeatably move over the same locations have the
potential to produce rainfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour
which could lead to flooding. With Harvey expected to slow down
and possibly become stationary, multiple rounds of storms with
these high rainfall rates could lead to very dangerous flash
flooding.

* It is possible that additional southeast Texas counties will be
added to the Flash Flood Watch as this event unfolds, and the
Flash Flood Watch itself could be extended beyond Sunday
morning.

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.




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