Severe weather social media: This is who we’re following for the best, up-to-the-minute info on TS Beta
HOUSTON – As the Houston-area and the Gulf Coast is bracing for severe storms, it is very important to keep connected with accurate local, state, and national social media accounts. The following list below contains social media accounts from local and national connections and sometimes websites with all the latest information if applicable. KPRC 2 meteorologists and our traffic expertKPRC 2 meteorologists are staying on top of Tropical Storm Beta with all the latest information as it comes in. Frank BillingsleyBritta MerwinJustin StapletonKhambrel MarshallEric BraateAnavid Reyes - KPRC 2 Traffic ExpertFederal social mediaBoth the NWS and the National Hurricane Center are issuing advisories on both Laura and Marco. NWS Houston/GalvestonNational Hurricane CenterHouston-area meteorologistsThe following local meteorologists are also providing the latest info on Laura and Marco in the local sector.
Hurricane Laura a Legitimate Threat: Four Things Not to Worry About
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Laura is grazing the southern coastline of Cuba on its way into the Gulf for a date with somewhere along the Texas or Louisiana coast. We cannot promise a major hurricane won't be knocking at our door this week, but we can help you to manage your panic and direct it correctly. Storm SurgeWhen we talk about storm sure, we refer to the large swell of ocean water pushed onshore during a hurricane. Terrifying WindsSpeaking of those scary winds, this is one significant threat from a hurricane, were it to strike near us. Even if a major hurricane hit Houston, those winds would only cover a rather small area to the north and west of the eye wall.houstonpress.com
Texans hit stores to buy emergency supplies despite the uncertainty of tropical storms
HOUSTON – The threat of southeast Texas being in the cone of uncertainty for two tropical systems has left Houstonians with lots of questions about the forecast. Despite the uncertainty, local officials urged residents to plan for what could be a rainy week. So the time to be ready, was yesterday,” said Francisco Sanchez, the deputy emergency management coordinator of the Harris County Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Martha Melbar and his brother, Nathan, heeded that advice as they shopped at the Academy Sports and Outdoors in southwest Houston. Something we can keep for a week-long,” said Gabriel Tow, who shopped for groceries at an H-E-B in southwest Houston.
Forecasts continue to evolve for Hurricane Marco, Tropical Storm Laura
Forecasts continue to evolve for Hurricane Marco, Tropical Storm LauraA satellite image shows both tropical storms, Marco and Laura, on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 23. Photo: National Hurricane Center Photo: National Hurricane Center Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Forecasts continue to evolve for Hurricane Marco, Tropical Storm Laura 1 / 5 Back to GalleryThe latest forecast cone for Tropical Storm Laura has taken a turn to the west, again raising concerns that the storm could make landfall in Southeast Texas this week. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Haiti on Sunday night. Hurricane Marco could stay offshore along the Gulf Coast rather than making landfall on Monday as previously predicted, forecasters said Sunday evening. "Based on this shift in track, tropical storm conditions are expected farther west along the Louisiana coast, and a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Morgan City to Cameron, Louisiana."chron.com
Gov. Abbott Declares Disaster Declaration Ahead of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura
Greg Abbot has issued a State Disaster Declaration for 23 Texas counties, including Harris County, ahead of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura. Hurricane Marco will likely impact central Louisiana but could also affect Texas. As Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura approach Texas, the state is taking necessary precautions to protect our communities and keep Texans safe, said Governor Abbott. The Governor also announced that he has asked President Trump to issue an emergency declaration for all 23 Texas counties to assist with evacuation and shelter needs. To read the full disaster declaration, click here.springhappenings.com
Marco Track Shifts East, Laura West
Spring, Texas The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is closely monitoring two tropical systems; Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura. Hurricane Marco rapidly intensified overnight which resulted in a major shift in the storms projected path to the east, away from Houston. Marco was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane at 11:30 AM. As of the 11:00 AM update from the NHC, Tropical Storm Laura was located approximately 90 miles to the southeast of Cuba and moving West-North West at 21 MPH. Track has shifted slightly west with #Laura toward the TX/LA border.springhappenings.com
WATCH LIVE: Galveston County Judge provides update on countys storm preparations
HOUSTON Galveston County Judge Mark Henry will hold a press conference Sunday to provide an update on the countys storm preparations. The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management continues to prepare for the potential tropical weather that could impact the region early next week. The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the storms. Have you plan ready kit ready be prepared for anything, County Judge Mark Henry said. Residents brace for possible stormsSaturday was another hot and humid day in Galveston, but that will change soon as we continue to track Tropical Storm Laura and Marco.