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Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 12
National Weather Service Brownsville TX  AL222020
1025 AM CDT Sun Sep 20 2020

This product covers The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas

**BETA TRUDGING SLOWLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE TEXAS COAST**

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 290 miles east-northeast of Brownsville TX or about 280 
      miles east of Port Mansfield TX
    - 27.2N 93.0W
    - Storm Intensity 60 mph
    - Movement West-northwest or 300 degrees at 3 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Beta is slowly moving west-northwestward this morning. 
On the forecast track, the center of Beta will move toward the coast 
of Texas and will likely move inland Monday or Monday night, and remain
close to the coast of southeastern Texas on Tuesday. With the current 
forecast in place, coastal flooding continues to be the main concern 
along the lower Texas coast, where around 2 feet of inundation will be
possible.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* SURGE:
Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
along the Lower Texas coast. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along 
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas 
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread 
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where 
      surge water covers the road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly 
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

* WIND:
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

Problems with sewer backups can further contaminate standing flood 
waters. Keep children away from flood waters. Also, listen for boil 
water alerts as tap water may have become non-potable.

Be alert for flooded roads which could be compromised or littered 
with debris. Avoid travel until water levels subside and roads have 
been cleared. Do not drive through places where flood waters cover 
the road. Turn around, don't drown!

* 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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Birchfield/Hallman