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Tropical Depression Imelda Local Statement
Intermediate Advisory Number 2A
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX  AL112019
658 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019

This product covers Southeast Texas

**IMELDA WEAKENS TO A DEPRESSION...BUT THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAINS
AND FLOODING STILL LIE AHEAD**

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Brazoria 
      Islands, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, 
      and Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 10 miles south of Houston TX
    - 29.6N 95.4W
    - Storm Intensity 35 mph
    - Movement North or 350 degrees at 7 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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With this advisory, Imelda has become a tropical depression,
and all tropical storm warnings have been dropped. However, the
weakening of winds should not distract from the fact that heavy,
flood producing rains remain the primary threat with this storm.
These rains are still yet to reach their peak danger as the center 
of the depression slowly drifts around Southeast Texas in the coming
days.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across 
the upper Texas Gulf Coast. Remain well guarded against 
life-threatening flood waters having possible 
extensive impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
    - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in 
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may 
      become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may 
      become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple 
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed 
      away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. 
      Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with 
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. 
      Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across 
Southeast Texas. Remain well guarded against dangerous 
flood waters having possible limited to significant impacts.

* SURGE:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time 
across Southeast Texas.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time 
across Southeast Texas.

* WIND:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time 
across Southeast Texas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:
Do not enter impacted areas until officials 
have given the all clear to return.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a flash flood watch 
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic 
rise in water levels.

* 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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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather 
Service in Houston/Galveston TX as conditions warrant.

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