Beta stalls over Texas coast causing major flooding concerns from rains

Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday when it parked over the Texas coast, raising concerns about extensive flooding in Houston ...

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  • Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday when it parked over the Texas coast, raising concerns about extensive flooding in Houston and areas further inland.
  • The National Hurricane Center said parts of the Houston area had seen up to 14 inches (36 centimeters) of rain Tuesday afternoon.
  • Houston-area officials were concerned that additional rainfall Tuesday night and Wednesday on already saturated land and waterways could lead to more flooding.

Beta made landfall Monday night as a tropical storm just north of Port O’Connor.

By Tuesday afternoon, Beta was already 64 kilometers (40 miles) north of Port O’Connor, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 48 kph (30 mph), the US National Hurricane Center reported.

The storm was moving east to northeast at 8 kilometers per hour (5 mph) and was expected to move along the coast over Texas through Wednesday.

The National Hurricane Center said parts of the Houston area had seen up to 14 inches (36 centimeters) of rain Tuesday afternoon.

An area in Brazoria County, located south of Houston, received nearly 18 inches (46 centimeters) of rain in the past two days.

Street flooding has been reported in parts of the Houston area. Fire Chief Samuel Peña said first responders had carried out nearly 100 rescues on city roads since Monday night, according to reports. Chron.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said there were preliminary reports of flooding in some homes along a creek south of Houston.

Both Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner urged residents to stay home and off the roads.

About 70 barricades had been placed throughout the city in high-water areas.

Beta Texas Flood Alert: Affects Houston and areas further inland.

A person walks on the Sabine Street Bridge in Houston, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 (Marie D. De Jesús / Houston Chronicle via AP)

Beta Texas Flood Alert: Affects Houston and areas further inland.

“Your car is not a submarine. Your minivan is not magic. So stay off the highways right now, “Hidalgo said.” Your destiny is not worth your life. It is not worth the life of the lifeguard who will have to come to rescue you if you drive in high water and get trapped there.

Houston-area officials were concerned that additional rainfall Tuesday night and Wednesday on already saturated land and waterways could lead to more flooding.

Beta was the ninth named storm to make landfall in the continental United States this year. Beta was expected to move to Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi later in the week, increasing the risk of flash floods.

However, forecasters and officials assured residents that Beta was not expected to be another hurricane like Harvey or Tropical Storm Imelda.

Still, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 29 Texas counties on Monday, before Beta’s arrival.

Beta Texas Flood Alert: Affects Houston and areas further inland.

Beta Texas Flood Alert: Affects Houston and areas further inland. A man rides a bicycle on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Houston, after Tropical Storm Beta caused flooding in the city. (Godofredo A. Vásquez / Houston Chronicle via AP)

Residents Near Clear Creek Awaiting Possible Evacuation As Beta Rains Continue

Clear Creek had an increase in level of water between 2 to 4 feet on its banks Tuesday, flooding some adjacent neighborhoods.

Around 3 p.m., the city of Friendswood tweeted a warning to residents to be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

Several neighborhoods adjacent to Clear Creek like Sleepy Hollow saw flooded streets, parks, and parts of their backyards flooded with water. The threat of more rain overnight Tuesday only adds to the uncertainty.

Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist for the Harris County Flood Control District, says Clear Creek was still within its boundaries at about 8:15 p.m.

Clear Creek ISD canceled schools Wednesday due to flooding in many parts of the district. CCISD says they plan to resume them on Thursday.

Beta Texas Flood Alert: Affects Houston and areas further inland.

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