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Hurricane Harvey Local Statement Advisory Number 24
National Weather Service Brownsville TX  AL092017
455 AM CDT Sat Aug 26 2017

This product covers The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas

**HURRICANE HARVEY MOVING SLOWLY INLAND WELL NORTH OF DEEP 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 140 miles north of Port Mansfield TX
    - 28.5N 97.2W
    - Storm Intensity 100 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 325 degrees at 6 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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As of 4AM CDT, Hurricane Harvey was moving slowly inland over South 
Texas. Center was about 30 miles southwest of Victoria. Though Harvey 
is still a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 
miles per hour, significant impacts are coming to an end over Deep 
South Texas. Therefore, all tropical wind and storm surge warnings have
been discontinued in the latest advisory from the National Hurricane 
Center.

Outer rainbands may still traverse Kenedy and Brooks counties over the
next 12 hours or so, bringing brief periods of moderate rain and very 
isolated wind gusts to tropical storm force.

Unless conditions or the forecast change significantly, this will be
the last Hurricane Local Statement from WFO Brownsville for Harvey.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across 
The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas.

* SURGE:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across 
The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas.

* WIND:
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.



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:

Beaches on South Padre Island are expected to re-open today (Saturday),
but beach-goers are urged to be cautious.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact. Let them know of your 
status and well-being. Keep conversations short and to the point. Do 
not tie up communications systems.

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 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.


* 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 Brownsville TX regarding 
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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53-Schroeder