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Weather Alerts for Galveston County TX

Issued by the National Weather Service

       Flood Advisory      

Flood Advisory  FLOOD ADVISORY   Flood Advisory
GALVESTON COUNTY TX

Areas Affected:
Fort Bend - Galveston - Harris
Effective: Wed, 6/20 6:16pm Updated: Wed, 6/20 6:37pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 6/20 8:15pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CDT FOR
GALVESTON...SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY...SOUTHEASTERN FORT BEND...
BRAZORIA AND HARRIS COUNTIES...
At 614 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated almost all of the heaviest
rains have moved off to the east of the advisory area. A general
decrease in coverage and intensity is anticipated in the advisory
area through 700 PM CDT, and if this happens the advisory will be
allowed to expire as scheduled.
Highest rainfall totals in the advisory area are generally in a 1 to
3 inch range. Another 1/2 to 1 inch of rain is possible before the
advisory expires. Localized flooding will continue, especially in
normal flood prone locations.
Some locations that may experience localized flooding include...
Pasadena, Pearland, League City, northwestern Baytown, Galveston
Island West End, Galveston Causeway, Texas City, Friendswood, Deer
Park, Lake Jackson, Alvin, Angleton, Dickinson, South Houston,
Bellaire, Humble, West University Place, La Marque, Santa Fe and
Freeport.

Information:
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall may cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses
as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.
A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
GALVESTON COUNTY TX

Areas Affected:
Brazoria Islands - Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula - Matagorda Islands
Effective: Wed, 6/20 3:47pm Updated: Wed, 6/20 6:37pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 6/20 10:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Beach Hazard Statement is in Effect...
.Expect hazardous conditions to persist along the coast through
this evening. Look for elevated surf, elevated water levels and a high
risk of rip currents.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...
* HAZARDS...Rough surf, elevated water levels and a high risk of
rip currents.
* Timing...Through this evening.
* LOCATION...Gulf facing shorelines.
* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...Dangerous swimming conditions. Minor
coastal flooding at the most susceptible locations.

Information:
There is a high risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
currents are likely in the surf zone.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore...which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards...beach patrol...
flags and signs. Swim near a lifeguard.
A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents...longshore currents...sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution
should be used when in or near the water.