Texas: Disaster declaration issued before arrival of storm Beta

Areas of Texas and Louisiana will begin to experience tropical storm conditions on Monday night. The governor of Texas issued a disaster ...

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  • Areas of Texas and Louisiana will begin to experience tropical storm conditions on Monday night.
  • The governor of Texas issued a disaster declaration due to the arrival of a Beta storm on the state’s coast.
  • The measure affects 29 counties in the state.

This Monday, Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, issued a disaster declaration before the arrival of a storm Beta to the coasts of the state, which could cause flooding and storm surges.

The measure covers 29 counties, including Aransas, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces , Orange, Refugio, Sabine, St. Augustine, St. Patrick, Shelby, Travis, Victoria, and Wharton.

“As Tropical Storm Beta approaches shore, I urge Texans in the path of the storm to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from flooding, storm surge and other impacts. from this severe weather, ”Governor Abbott said in a release.

“The state of Texas is working closely with local officials on the ground to provide the resources our communities need to respond to Storm Beta and keep residents safe,” he added.

Weather forecasts suggest that areas of Texas and Louisiana will begin to experience tropical storm conditions on Monday night, as Storm Beta approached an area of ​​the United States that had already suffered in this exceptional hurricane season.

Texas Issue a disaster declaration before storm Beta arrives / Photo: AP

According to AP, experts from the US National Hurricane Center, who no longer expected the system to reach hurricane status.

Experts also lowered Beta’s rain forecast on Monday morning.

The new estimates were up to 38 centimeters (15 inches) of precipitation in some places, up from the previous forecast of 51cm (20 inches).

Also the maximum sustained winds remitted to 85 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour) on Monday morning. The system was moving west at 9km / h (6mph), meteorologists said.

Forecasters said they did not expect the showers to reach the same magnitude as Hurricane Harvey in 2017 or Tropical Storm Imelda last year.

Harvey dropped more than 50 inches (127 centimeters) of rain on Houston and caused $ 125 billion in damage in Texas.

Imelda, which hit southeastern Texas, was one of the heaviest rainfall cyclones on record.

The slowness of the meteor and its storm surge worried coastal communities. Sea level was expected to rise to 1.5 meters (5 feet) from San Luis Pass to Sabine Pass in Texas.

Forecasts were for Beta to make landfall Monday night on the central or north coast of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico, arriving in Louisiana by midweek. The rain was their main threat.

According to EFE, a decrease in travel speed and a sharp turn to the north and northeast is expected on Tuesday.

On the other hand, in the Atlantic, Hurricane Teddy is moving northeast at 9 miles per hour (15 km / h) with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km / h).

This morning it was about 160 miles (260 km) southeast of Bermuda and is expected to pass through the east of that archipelago today. On Wednesday morning it will be near Nova Scotia in Canada, already weakened.

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Its hurricane force winds extend up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center and tropical storm winds up to 230 miles (370 km). Those last, weaker ones, are the ones that will affect Bermuda from tonight.

In addition, it will produce strong waves, ripples and currents in Bermuda, the Lesser and Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, the east coast of the United States and the Atlantic coast of Canada.

Notably, parts of the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle continued to rebound from the effects of Hurricane Sally that recently swept through the area. The system caused at least two deaths and hundreds of thousands of people affected by power failures.

With information from EFE and AP.

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