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TROPICAL STORM BILL LOCAL STATEMENT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 5A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  AL022015
122 AM CDT WED JUN 17 2015

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST TEXAS

BILL WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - ALL TROPICAL WARNINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT
    - TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 AM

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - ABOUT 130 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF MATAGORDA TX
    - 30.2N 97.0W
    - STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
    - MOVEMENT NORTH OR 360 DEGREES AT 13 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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TROPICAL STORM BILL HAS WEAKENED AND IS NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION.
A PERSISTENT FEEDER BAND WILL STILL PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS. ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL WIND IMPACTS EXPECTED.

* SURGE:
NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME 
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

* FLOODING RAIN:
ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM FLOODING RAIN ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS 
SOUTHEAST TEXAS. REMAIN WELL GUARDED AGAINST DANGEROUS 
FLOOD WATERS HAVING FURTHER IMPACTS OF SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL.

* TORNADOES:
ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS 
SOUTHEAST TEXAS. REMAIN WELL BRACED AGAINST TORNADO EVENT HAVING 
FURTHER LIMITED IMPACT POTENTIAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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RECOVERY PHASE - 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.

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.

WHEN INSPECTING DAMAGE, USE FLASHLIGHTS RATHER THAN CANDLES OR FLAMED 
LIGHTING. BE AWARE OF SPARKS THAT CAN IGNITE LEAKING GAS OR OTHER 
FLAMMABLES.

WHEN CLEARING OUT FALLEN TREES, BE CAREFUL WITH CHAIN SAWS AND AXES. 
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AND KEEP OTHERS AT A SAFE DISTANCE. USE 
THESE TOOLS ACCORDING TO OPERATING MANUALS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTION. 
LEANING TREES AND THOSE WHICH HAVE FALLEN ON ROOF TOPS CAN BE 
ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING. IF YOU ARE NOT IN GOOD HEALTH OR UNSURE ABOUT 
WHAT YOU ARE DOING, HAVE SOMEONE ELSE WITH TREE CUTTING EXPERIENCE DO 
THE JOB. NEVER CUT TREES WITHOUT A PARTNER.

* 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

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