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Local Statement for One (Brownsville, TX)

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Potential Tropical Cyclone One Local Statement Advisory Number 6
National Weather Service Brownsville TX  AL012024
951 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

This product covers The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas



    - None

    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Cameron Island, 
      Coastal Cameron, Coastal Kenedy, Coastal Willacy, Kenedy 
      Island, and Willacy Island

    - About 360 miles southeast of South Padre Island TX or about 390 
      miles southeast of Port Mansfield TX
    - 22.5N 93.0W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 305 degrees at 7 mph


At 8 PM CDT, a large area of low pressure in the Bay of Campeche 
continues to remain unorganized and move north at 6 mph. This system 
is expected to slowly strengthen and begin to move more westward 
tonight into tomorrow and expected approach the central Mexico Gulf 
coast tomorrow evening as a Tropical Storm. Tropical Storm Warnings 
remain in effect for coastal waters, barrier islands and coastal 
portions of Kenedy, Willacy and Cameron counties.

The main hazard across the lower Texas coast into Deep South Texas 
remains flooding rainfall of generally 4-8 inches, with localized 
rainfall amounts up to 10 or more inches, especially towards the 
coast. Beach and marine conditions are becoming dangerous as well, 
with coastal flooding of up to 3 feet likely, deadly rip currents, 
high surf, gusty winds, and low visibility in heavy rainfall. The 
strongest winds of this tropical system may reside well north of any 
circulation. Tropical wind gusts up to 50 mph are likely offshore 
and potentially into coastal portions of Kenedy, Willacy, and 
Cameron counties. Higher winds gusts are also possible inland with 
bands of showers and thunderstorms.


Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts 
across The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas. Potential impacts 
    - 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.

Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across 
the lower Texas coast and coastal portions of Kenedy, Willacy, and 
Cameron counties. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - 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.

Elsewhere across The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas, little 
to no impact is anticipated.

Protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited 
impacts across the lower Texas coast. Potential impacts in this area 
    - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along 
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas 
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and exposed parking lots could 
      become covered with some surge water. Driving conditions 
      dangerous in places where surge water covers the road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly 
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few 
      small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas, little 
to no impact is anticipated.

Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible 
extensive impacts across The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas. 
Potential impacts include:
    - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
    - Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become 
      dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become 
    - 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 filled with several feet of 
      water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become 
      dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or 
      washed out.


Follow the advice of local officials.

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and 
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a 
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in 
which you are staying and the name of the county in which it resides. 
Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay attention for 
instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and 
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge 
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find 
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed 
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone 
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded 
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

Closely monitor, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets 
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes 
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather 

- For information on appropriate preparations see
- For information on creating an emergency plan see
- For additional disaster preparedness information see


The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather 
Service in Brownsville TX around 4 AM CDT, or sooner if conditions 


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