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Severe Weather Warning - Tropical Storm Beryl

July 7, 2024


Tropical Storm Beryl Expected to Make Landfall Within 24 Hours

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) continues monitoring Beryl. The Hurricane Center anticipates Beryl will make landfall as a hurricane near Matagorda Bay early Monday morning.

The Weather Service currently has Harris County under a Tropical Storm Warning which would bring sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph in the next 36 hours. There is also a Flood Watch in effect for Harris County through Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service forecast rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches with localized higher amounts expected beginning late today, July 7th.

Avoid traveling during severe weather!

  • Rain can reduce visibility. If you go out, use caution, turn on headlights, and reduce your speed to avoid hydroplaning.
  • Do not drive through flooded areas. Remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown
  • If you see water covering the road, do not attempt to cross it. Only a few inches of water can float a vehicle.
  • Some roads may be impassible due to debris.
  • Do not drive around barricades.
  • If you find yourself in a dangerous situation where your vehicle is taking on water, get out of the vehicle, get to a higher position, and call 911.