07-7-2024, 2:15 PM

Beryl is anticipated to strike Texas and regain hurricane intensity

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Hurricane Tropical The National Hurricane Center predicts that Beryl will bring life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds when it makes landfall as a hurricane early on Monday off the coast of Texas.

On Sunday, a hurricane warning was issued for a large portion of the Texas coast. Significant flooding and "life-threatening storm surge inundation" were both cautioned against by the National Hurricane Center for coastal locations.

Storm surge and tide combined might cause hazardous flooding in generally arid coastal areas, according to the center. Storm surges of four to six feet are possible in Matagorda Bay and the region from Mesquite Bay to San Luis Pass; three to five feet are possible in Galveston Bay.

Through Monday night, flash flooding is also likely in some areas of the middle and northern Texas coast, as well as inland to eastern Texas.

“Rip currents will cause life-threatening beach conditions through Monday across much of the Gulf Coast,” the hurricane center said in an update Sunday. “Beachgoers should heed warning flags and the advice of lifeguards and local officials before venturing into the water.”

“Beryl is forecast to turn northeastward and move farther inland over eastern Texas and Arkansas late Monday and Tuesday,” the center said.

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