Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Liberty (TXZ200) Texas Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Tropical Storm Watch Tropical Storm Watch - Liberty (Texas)


Updated:Wed 23-Aug-17 04:13pm CDT
Effective:Wed 23-Aug-17 04:13pm CDT
Expires:Thu 24-Aug-17 12:15am CDT
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Future
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Liberty
 
Message summary: ...tropical storm watch remains in effect...
* 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: elevated - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for tropical storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph. - to be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all properties. - hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury. - potential impacts: limited - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - a few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - scattered power and communications outages.
* storm surge - no storm surge inundation forecast - current threat to life and property: none - the storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - emergency planning for this event need not include a threat for storm surge flooding. The ground will remain largely unflooded from surge water or only have spots minimally affected by surge water encroachment. Surf conditions may still be rough with some beach erosion. Stronger than normal rip currents may also be present. - little to no preparations needed to guard against storm surge flooding at this time. - ensure readiness for the next storm surge event. - potential impacts: little to none - little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding.
* flooding rain - latest local forecast: - peak rainfall amounts: additional 8-12 inches, with locally higher amounts - current threat to life and property: high - the flooding rain threat has increased from the previous assessment. - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for major flooding where peak rainfall totals well exceed amounts conducive for flash flooding and rapid inundation. Rescues and emergency evacuations are likely. - to be safe, aggressively prepare for the potential of extensive flooding rain impacts. - life-threatening flooding is possible. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or significant loss of life. If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions. Poor decisions may result in being cut off or needlessly risk lives. If vulnerable, relocate to safe shelter on higher ground before flood waters arrive. - potential impacts: extensive - 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.
* tornado - latest local forecast: - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - current threat to life and property: elevated - the tornado threat has increased from the previous assessment. - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for isolated tornadoes, mostly with shorter and narrower damage paths. - to be safe, prepare for the potential of limited tornado impacts. - listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to shelter quickly if a tornado approaches. - potential impacts: little to none - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - a few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.
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Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement - Liberty (Texas)


Updated:Wed 23-Aug-17 11:16am CDT
Effective:Wed 23-Aug-17 02:56pm CDT
Expires:Wed 23-Aug-17 05:00pm CDT
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Observed
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Austin; Brazoria; Chambers; Colorado; Fort Bend; Galveston; Harris; Jackson; Liberty; Matagorda; Montgomery; Waller; Wharton
 
Message summary: ...tropical funnels and waterspouts possible today...
Conditions will be somewhat supportive of isolated tropical funnels and waterspouts across the region today. These funnels typically last 5 to 10 minutes. Though they rarely extend to the surface, keep an eye to the sky and take shelter should you see one nearing the ground. They are capable of producing minor wind damage. Mariners should also keep an eye out, and remain a long distance away from any isolated waterspouts. These too can produce strong winds and rough seas.
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Hurricane Local Statement Hurricane Local Statement - Liberty (Texas)


Updated:Wed 23-Aug-17 10:24am CDT
Effective:Wed 23-Aug-17 02:56pm CDT
Expires:Wed 23-Aug-17 06:30pm CDT
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Austin; Brazoria; Brazos; Burleson; Chambers; Colorado; Fort Bend; Galveston; Grimes; Harris; Houston; Jackson; Liberty; Madison; Matagorda; Montgomery; Polk; San Jacinto; Trinity; Walker; Waller; Washington; Wharton
 
Message summary: This product covers southeast texas
**harvey regenerates into a tropical depression** new information ---------------
* changes to watches and warnings: - a storm surge watch and hurricane watch have been issued for brazoria, jackson, and matagorda - a tropical storm watch has been issued for austin, colorado, fort bend, liberty, waller, and wharton - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch have been issued for chambers, galveston, and harris
* current watches and warnings: - a storm surge watch and hurricane watch are in effect for brazoria, jackson, and matagorda - a tropical storm watch is in effect for austin, colorado, fort bend, liberty, waller, and wharton - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for chambers, galveston, and harris
* storm information: - about 560 miles south-southeast of galveston tx or about 540 miles south-southeast of matagorda tx - 21.5n 92.5w - storm intensity 35 mph - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 9 mph situation overview ------------------ harvey has regenerated into at tropical depression this morning. Td harvey is expected to continue to strength into a tropical storm or hurricane in the next couple of days. The primary impact from harvey is expected to be heavy rainfall and flooding, but there will still be a threat for tropical storm to hurricane force winds and storm surge along the coast. Potential impacts -----------------
* flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across southeast 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, arroyos, 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 whole upper texas coast. 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. Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across northern galveston bay and trinity bay. Elsewhere across southeast texas, little to no impact is anticipated.
* wind: prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across the upper texas coast mainly near matagorda. 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.
* tornadoes: conditions will be favorable for isolated tornadoes across much of southeast texas. Precautionary/preparedness actions ----------------------------------
* evacuations: watch/warning phase - if you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being officially recommended. 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. When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties which must be taken into account. If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. 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. When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness activities to become unsafe. Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as your point of contact. Share vital contact information with others. Keep cell phones handy and well charged. Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations. Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings. If you are a visitor, know the name of the county or parish in which you are located and where it is relative to current watches and warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially pertaining to area visitors. 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 ----------- the next local statement will be issued by the national weather service in houston/galveston tx around 430 pm cdt, or sooner if conditions warrant.
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