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Tropical Storm Harvey Local Statement Advisory Number 33
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX  AL092017
1030 AM CDT Mon Aug 28 2017

This product covers SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS

**Tropical storm Harvey continues to bring life threatening flooding
 east of I-35 and I-37**

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for De Witt and 
      Lavaca

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 90 miles east-southeast of Cuero TX
    - 28.5N 96.0W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement Southeast or 125 degrees at 5 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Harvey remains a Tropical Storm and has moved to near the Texas coast.
Maximum sustained winds within Harvey are around 40 mph. With Harvey 
continuing to move away, the Tropical Storm Warnings for De Witt and
Lavaca Counties have been cancelled. This cancels all of the tropical
storm warnings for South Central Texas.

While life-threatening flooding continues for Bastrop, Caldwell, De 
Witt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lavaca, and Lee Counties, forecast
rainfall totals through mid-week continue to lessen as the forecast 
track for Harvey becomes more confidently eastward. Since Friday 
morning, widespread observed rainfall totals of over 20 inches have 
occurred east of I-35 with several reports over 25 inches.

Additional rainfall totals of 1-4 inches with isolated areas of
6 inches are still anticipated in these areas through Wednesday which
could continue the flooding impacts already observed east of
I-35.

Winds will gust to 20-30 mph today across the area along and east of
I-35 and I-37.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across the
area east of I-35 and I-37. Remain well guarded against locally
hazardous flood waters having additional limited impacts. If realized,
these impacts include:
    - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. 
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become 
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually 
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water 
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage 
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become 
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge 
      closures. 

Elsewhere across SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS, little to no impact is 
anticipated.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to remain safely sheltered from the storm. Stay inside
and away from windows. Listen for updates and be ready in case you 
lose electrical power. Locate your battery powered radio and flashlight
from your Emergency Supplies Kit. Keep these items close.

Continue to keep your cell phone well charged for as long as possible.
If you lose power, use it more sparingly and mainly for personal 
emergencies and check-ins. Do not overload communications systems with 
idle chatter.

Do not be a thrill seeker or risk your life for senseless photos or 
videos. Be wise and avoid becoming another statistic.

* 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 Austin/San Antonio TX 
regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

$$