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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 6:58 PM CDT Sep. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

This product covers southeast Texas

**imelda weakens to a depression... but the threat of heavy rains
and flooding still lie ahead**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Brazoria
      islands, coastal Brazoria, coastal Galveston, coastal Harris,
      and Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula

* current watches and warnings:
    - none

* storm information:
    - about 10 miles south of Houston TX
    - 29.6n 95.4w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north or 350 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

With this advisory, Imelda has become a tropical depression,
and all tropical storm warnings have been dropped. However, the
weakening of winds should not distract from the fact that heavy,
flood producing rains remain the primary threat with this storm.
These rains are still yet to reach their peak danger as the center
of the depression slowly drifts around southeast Texas in the coming
days.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having possible
extensive impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
    - 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.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas. Remain well guarded against dangerous
flood waters having possible limited to significant impacts.

* Surge:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

* Wind:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
do not enter impacted areas until officials
have given the all clear to return.

* Other preparedness information:
if you are prone to flooding or in an area under a Flash Flood Watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic
rise in water levels.

* 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 as conditions warrant.


658 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019

This product covers southeast Texas

**imelda weakens to a depression... but the threat of heavy rains
and flooding still lie ahead**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Brazoria
      islands, coastal Brazoria, coastal Galveston, coastal Harris,
      and Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula

* current watches and warnings:
    - none

* storm information:
    - about 10 miles south of Houston TX
    - 29.6n 95.4w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north or 350 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

With this advisory, Imelda has become a tropical depression,
and all tropical storm warnings have been dropped. However, the
weakening of winds should not distract from the fact that heavy,
flood producing rains remain the primary threat with this storm.
These rains are still yet to reach their peak danger as the center
of the depression slowly drifts around southeast Texas in the coming
days.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having possible
extensive impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
    - 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.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas. Remain well guarded against dangerous
flood waters having possible limited to significant impacts.

* Surge:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

* Wind:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
do not enter impacted areas until officials
have given the all clear to return.

* Other preparedness information:
if you are prone to flooding or in an area under a Flash Flood Watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic
rise in water levels.

* 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 as conditions warrant.



658 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019

This product covers southeast Texas

**imelda weakens to a depression... but the threat of heavy rains
and flooding still lie ahead**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Brazoria
      islands, coastal Brazoria, coastal Galveston, coastal Harris,
      and Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula

* current watches and warnings:
    - none

* storm information:
    - about 10 miles south of Houston TX
    - 29.6n 95.4w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north or 350 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

With this advisory, Imelda has become a tropical depression,
and all tropical storm warnings have been dropped. However, the
weakening of winds should not distract from the fact that heavy,
flood producing rains remain the primary threat with this storm.
These rains are still yet to reach their peak danger as the center
of the depression slowly drifts around southeast Texas in the coming
days.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having possible
extensive impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
    - 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.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas. Remain well guarded against dangerous
flood waters having possible limited to significant impacts.

* Surge:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

* Wind:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
do not enter impacted areas until officials
have given the all clear to return.

* Other preparedness information:
if you are prone to flooding or in an area under a Flash Flood Watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic
rise in water levels.

* 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 as conditions warrant.


658 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019

This product covers southeast Texas

**imelda weakens to a depression... but the threat of heavy rains
and flooding still lie ahead**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Brazoria
      islands, coastal Brazoria, coastal Galveston, coastal Harris,
      and Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula

* current watches and warnings:
    - none

* storm information:
    - about 10 miles south of Houston TX
    - 29.6n 95.4w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north or 350 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

With this advisory, Imelda has become a tropical depression,
and all tropical storm warnings have been dropped. However, the
weakening of winds should not distract from the fact that heavy,
flood producing rains remain the primary threat with this storm.
These rains are still yet to reach their peak danger as the center
of the depression slowly drifts around southeast Texas in the coming
days.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having possible
extensive impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
    - 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.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas. Remain well guarded against dangerous
flood waters having possible limited to significant impacts.

* Surge:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

* Wind:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
do not enter impacted areas until officials
have given the all clear to return.

* Other preparedness information:
if you are prone to flooding or in an area under a Flash Flood Watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic
rise in water levels.

* 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 as conditions warrant.



432 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019

This product covers southeast Texas

**tropical storm Imelda producing heavy rainfall**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Brazoria islands,
      coastal Brazoria, coastal Galveston, coastal Harris, and
      Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula

* storm information:
    - about 30 miles west of Galveston TX
    - 29.3n 95.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical storm Imelda continues to move inland with the main threat being
heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having possible extensive impacts. If realized,
these impacts include:
    - 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.
    - Streets and parking lots become rivers of water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Road closures.


* Wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
coastal areas. If realized, these impacts include:
    - unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Isolated power outages.

Elsewhere across southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across southeast Texas.
Minor coastal flooding is possible along the immediate upper coast around
high tide times.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

If you are prone to flooding be prepared for the possibility of a quick
rise in water levels.


* 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 730 PM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


432 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019

This product covers southeast Texas

**tropical storm Imelda producing heavy rainfall**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Brazoria islands,
      coastal Brazoria, coastal Galveston, coastal Harris, and
      Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula

* storm information:
    - about 30 miles west of Galveston TX
    - 29.3n 95.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical storm Imelda continues to move inland with the main threat being
heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having possible extensive impacts. If realized,
these impacts include:
    - 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.
    - Streets and parking lots become rivers of water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Road closures.


* Wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
coastal areas. If realized, these impacts include:
    - unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Isolated power outages.

Elsewhere across southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across southeast Texas.
Minor coastal flooding is possible along the immediate upper coast around
high tide times.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

If you are prone to flooding be prepared for the possibility of a quick
rise in water levels.


* 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 730 PM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



432 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019

This product covers southeast Texas

**tropical storm Imelda producing heavy rainfall**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Brazoria islands,
      coastal Brazoria, coastal Galveston, coastal Harris, and
      Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula

* storm information:
    - about 30 miles west of Galveston TX
    - 29.3n 95.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical storm Imelda continues to move inland with the main threat being
heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having possible extensive impacts. If realized,
these impacts include:
    - 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.
    - Streets and parking lots become rivers of water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Road closures.


* Wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
coastal areas. If realized, these impacts include:
    - unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Isolated power outages.

Elsewhere across southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across southeast Texas.
Minor coastal flooding is possible along the immediate upper coast around
high tide times.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

If you are prone to flooding be prepared for the possibility of a quick
rise in water levels.


* 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 730 PM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


432 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019

This product covers southeast Texas

**tropical storm Imelda producing heavy rainfall**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Brazoria islands,
      coastal Brazoria, coastal Galveston, coastal Harris, and
      Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula

* storm information:
    - about 30 miles west of Galveston TX
    - 29.3n 95.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical storm Imelda continues to move inland with the main threat being
heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters having possible extensive impacts. If realized,
these impacts include:
    - 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.
    - Streets and parking lots become rivers of water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Road closures.


* Wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
coastal areas. If realized, these impacts include:
    - unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Isolated power outages.

Elsewhere across southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across southeast Texas.
Minor coastal flooding is possible along the immediate upper coast around
high tide times.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across southeast Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

If you are prone to flooding be prepared for the possibility of a quick
rise in water levels.


* 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 730 PM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



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