Brenham, TX

5:40 PM CDT on August 23, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Brenham | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Hurricane Statement ()

Elev 308 ft 30.22 °N, 96.37 °W | Updated 25 minutes ago

Clear
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99 °F
Feels Like 100 °F
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0
Wind Variable Wind from North

Today
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--% Chance of Precip.
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Pressure 29.84 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Heat Index 100 °F
Dew Point 63 °F
Humidity 31%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:57 AM 7:58 PM
Waxing Crescent, 6% visible
METAR K11R 232215Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 37/17 A2984 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E T03700172
Pressure 29.84 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Heat Index 100 °F
Dew Point 63 °F
Humidity 31%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:57 AM 7:58 PM
Waxing Crescent, 6% visible
METAR K11R 232215Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 37/17 A2984 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E T03700172

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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 4:27 PM CDT Aug. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

This product covers southeast Texas

**harvey expected to strengthen as it heads for the Texas coast**


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 550 miles south-southeast of Galveston TX
    - 21.6n 92.6w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 320 degrees at 2 mph

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

Harvey remains a tropical depression in the Bay of Campeche and is
forecast to strengthen as it moves NW towards the Texas coast. Harvey
will likely become a tropical storm or weak hurricane over the next
couple of days. The primary impact from Harvey will be heavy rainfall
and flooding, but there will still be a threat for tropical storm to
hurricane force winds and storm surge along the coast.

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 whole 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, mainly 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.

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

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 1030 PM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


427 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**harvey expected to strengthen as it heads for the Texas coast**


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 550 miles south-southeast of Galveston TX
    - 21.6n 92.6w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 320 degrees at 2 mph

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

Harvey remains a tropical depression in the Bay of Campeche and is
forecast to strengthen as it moves NW towards the Texas coast. Harvey
will likely become a tropical storm or weak hurricane over the next
couple of days. The primary impact from Harvey will be heavy rainfall
and flooding, but there will still be a threat for tropical storm to
hurricane force winds and storm surge along the coast.

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 whole 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, mainly 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.

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

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 1030 PM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


1024 am CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**harvey regenerates into a tropical depression**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and Hurricane Watch have been issued for
      Brazoria, Jackson, and Matagorda
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for Austin, Colorado,
      Fort Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch have been issued
      for Chambers, Galveston, and Harris

* 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 560 miles south-southeast of Galveston TX or about 540
      miles south-southeast of Matagorda TX
    - 21.5n 92.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 9 mph

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

Harvey has regenerated into at tropical depression this morning. TD
Harvey is expected to continue to strength into a tropical storm or
hurricane in the next couple of days. The primary impact from Harvey is
expected to be heavy rainfall and flooding, but there will still be a
threat for tropical storm to hurricane force winds and storm surge
along the coast.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast Texas. Potential impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the whole 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 mainly near Matagorda. 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:
conditions will be favorable for isolated tornadoes across much of
southeast Texas.

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

* evacuations:

Watch/warning phase - 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.

* 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 PM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


1024 am CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

This product covers southeast Texas

**harvey regenerates into a tropical depression**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and Hurricane Watch have been issued for
      Brazoria, Jackson, and Matagorda
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for Austin, Colorado,
      Fort Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch have been issued
      for Chambers, Galveston, and Harris

* 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 560 miles south-southeast of Galveston TX or about 540
      miles south-southeast of Matagorda TX
    - 21.5n 92.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 9 mph

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

Harvey has regenerated into at tropical depression this morning. TD
Harvey is expected to continue to strength into a tropical storm or
hurricane in the next couple of days. The primary impact from Harvey is
expected to be heavy rainfall and flooding, but there will still be a
threat for tropical storm to hurricane force winds and storm surge
along the coast.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast Texas. Potential impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the whole 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 mainly near Matagorda. 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:
conditions will be favorable for isolated tornadoes across much of
southeast Texas.

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

* evacuations:

Watch/warning phase - 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.

* 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 PM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.