Local Statement for One (Houston / Galveston, TX)

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Potential Tropical Cyclone One Local Statement Advisory Number 6
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX  AL012024
1022 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

This product covers Southeast Texas



    - None

    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Brazoria Islands, 
      Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Jackson, Coastal Matagorda, and 
      Matagorda Islands

    - About 480 miles south-southeast of Galveston TX
    - 22.5N 93.0W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 305 degrees at 7 mph


Potential Tropical Cyclone One continues to move northwestward 
through the southwest Gulf of Mexico. It may develop into a Tropical 
Storm over the next 12 to 18 hours before making landfall in eastern 
Mexico late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Despite it 
making landfall in Mexico and regardless of development, it has a large
wind field that will bring hazardous marine and coastal conditions to 
Southeast Texas. Starting at San Luis Pass, Tropical Storm Warnings are
in effect for the coast southwards. Occasional strong wind gusts will 
be possible for the rest of the the southeast Texas coast, so a Wind 
Advisory is also in effect from San Luis Pass to High Island. Strong 
winds will also be felt over the coastal waters where wind gusts up to 
50 knots will be possible causing seas to rise to near 18 feet. 
Coastal Flood Warnings are in effect along the coast as well where up 
to 2 to 4 feet of innundation is possible. Water may wash over low-
lying roadways with some beach access becoming impassable. Locally 
heavy rainfall will be possible tonight through Wednesday afternoon 
mainly for areas south of I-10. Minor urban and small stream flooding 
is likely with a few instances of flash flooding possible. Winds will 
slowly decrease through the day on Thursday, but elevated tides will 
continue to be possible through Friday.


Protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant 
impacts across the southeast 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 
    - 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.

Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible 
extensive impacts across areas south of the I-10 corridor. 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.

Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited 
to significant impacts across the rest of southeast Texas.

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

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

Protect against 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.


 Follow the advice of local officials.

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

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

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in 
which you are staying and the name of the county or parish in which 
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay 
attention for instructions from local authorities.

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

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

- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org


The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather 
Service in Houston/Galveston TX around 4 AM CDT, or sooner if 
conditions warrant.


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