Hurricane Local Statement in Texas

This alert expired on August 29, 2017 at 6:30:00 PM CDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Aransas; Bee; Calhoun; Duval; Goliad; Jim Wells; Kleberg; La Salle; Live Oak; McMullen; Nueces; Refugio; San Patricio; Victoria; Webb

Posted August 29, 2017 at 10:26:00 AM CDT

This product covers SOUTH TEXAS

**TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS DISCONTINUED FOR ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS**

NEW INFORMATION

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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

- All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

- None

* STORM INFORMATION:

- About 170 miles east-northeast of Port Aransas TX or about 130
miles east of Port Oconnor TX

- 28.4N 94.3W

- Storm Intensity 45 mph

- Movement North-northeast or 25 degrees at 5 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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Tropical Storm Harvey is now moving east-northeast over the open
gulf waters. Harvey will continue to move northeast away from the
Middle Texas Coastal Waters toward the Texas-Louisiana border. As a
result, all Tropical Storm Warnings will be discontinued for South
Texas and the Middle Texas Coastal Waters.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS

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* WIND:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time
across SOUTH TEXAS.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time
across SOUTH TEXAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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* EVACUATIONS:
Do not return to evacuated areas until it is safe.
Listen for the all-clear signal from local authorities.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
If your home or shelter was damaged, be alert to the smell of natural
gas leaks and cautious around exposed electrical wiring, broken
glass, jagged metal and wood, and protruding nails and screws.
Check to see if everyone in your group is OK. Administer first aid to
those who are injured. Call 9 1 1 for any serious injuries. Remember,
it may be more difficult for emergency responders to arrive quickly
in the time period immediately following the storm.
Be a good neighbor and check on those living next to you. Be
neighborly and lend a helping hand.
Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities
give the All-Clear signal.
Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities simply to observe
storm damage. Sightseers can interfere with the timeliness of
rescuers and first responders to needlessly jeopardize lives.
Do not go up on your roof until the rain and strong winds have
subsided. Ladders can be slippery in the rain and unexpected wind
gusts can blow you off of the roof. Do not risk bodily harm in an
attempt to reduce property damage.
If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following
instructions by the manufacturer. Make sure that the generator is run
in a well ventilated space.

* 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

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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement
issued by the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi TX regarding
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.
ready.gov

How to prepare and stay safe

  • During a hurricane
    Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
    Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
    Be extra careful when walking outside.
    Storm damage such as downed power lines and fallen debris could injure you.
  • 6 hours before arrival
    Close storm shutters if possible and stay away from windows.
    Flying glass from broken windows could injure you.
    Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary.
    If you lose power, food will last longer.
  • 6 to 12 hours before arrival
    Turn on your TV/radio, or check your local government’s website frequently.
    You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
    Charge your phone.
    You’ll have a full battery if you lose power.
  • 12 to 36 hours before arrival
    Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away.
    These may become a safety hazard.
    Bookmark your local government’s website.
    This gives you quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.
  • 36 to 48 hours before arrival
    Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit.
    Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
    For example, you can use phone, text, social media, or email.
    Create an evacuation plan with your family.
    You may have to leave quickly.

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