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Hurricane Statement
TXZ229>234-239>247-240145-

Tropical Depression Harvey Local Statement
Intermediate Advisory Number 12A
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX AL092017
1237 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

This product covers SOUTH TEXAS

**TROPICAL DEPRESSION HARVEY CONTINUES TOWARD THE TEXAS COAST**


NEW INFORMATION
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* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live
Oak, and Victoria
- A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
Aransas, Calhoun, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 520 miles southeast of Port Aransas TX or about 540 miles
south-southeast of Port Oconnor TX
- 21.5N 92.5W
- Storm Intensity 35 mph
- Movement Stationary

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Hurricane hunter aircraft have found a closed circulation in what
was the remnants of Harvey, and have found strong enough winds to
categorize Harvey as a tropical depression. Harvey is expected to
continue to strengthen as it approaches the Texas coast Thursday into
Friday. Tropical storm force winds could approach coastal areas in the
Coastal Bend as early as Thursday night or Friday morning.

Heavy rainfall is expected through much of the area with rainfall
totals of 6 to 12 inches possible along the middle Texas coast and
Victoria Crossroads. Lesser amounts are expected further west. These
numbers and locations are subject to change depending on the exact
point of landfall along the Texas coast. Flash flooding is possible
with these high rainfall totals. The heaviest rains will occur
Thursday night through Saturday.

Storm surge inundation is generally expected to be 4 to 6 feet along
the islands and into the bays. Isolated locations could see slightly
higher inundation.

Tornadoes are possible as rainbands move onshore Thursday night
through Saturday.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* WIND:
Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Coastal Bend. Potential impacts in this area include:
- Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
objects become dangerous projectiles.
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
- Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
routes impassable.
- Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
in areas with above ground lines.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across SOUTH TEXAS. Potential impacts include:
- Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
and overflow in spots.
- Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge
closures.

* SURGE:
Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the middle Texas coast and the barrier islands.
Potential impacts in this area include:
- Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
- Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
spots.
- Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
numerous rip currents.
- Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
unprotected anchorages.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across SOUTH TEXAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:

WATCH/WARNING PHASE - If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or
water hazards from tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation.
Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe destination.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your Emergency
Supplies Kit is stocked and ready.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen
river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* 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 Corpus Christi TX around 4 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$

Hurricane Watch
TXZ241-232315-
/O.NEW.KCRP.HU.A.1009.170823T1515Z-000000T0000Z/
Jim Wells-
1015 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...HURRICANE WATCH IN EFFECT...

A Hurricane Watch means Hurricane wind conditions are possible
somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Alice

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 10-15 mph with gusts to 20 mph

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
- Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
- To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
significant wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to
secure all properties.
- Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in injury.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with
damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few
buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door
failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored.
Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles.
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
- Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within
urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways,
and access routes impassable.
- Scattered power and communications outages, but more
prevalent in areas with above ground lines.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 inches, with locally higher
amounts

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts
conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation.
- To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding
rain impacts.
- Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches
and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
- Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may
become swollen and overflow in spots.
- Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and
bridge closures.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- Emergency planning need not include a threat for tornadoes.
Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still
occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
tornadoes.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- http://www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=crp

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Hurricane Watch
TXZ231>234-241-240145-
/O.CON.KNHC.HU.A.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
1238 PM CDT WED AUG 23 2017

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