Beryl Update: Texas Gulf Coast Braces for 6-Foot Storm Surge

Beryl Update: Texas Gulf Coast Braces for 6-Foot Storm Surge

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Tropical Storm Beryl is projection to gain strength ahead of making landfall on Texas’ Gulf Coast Monday, with the National Hurricane Center (NHC) caution of “life-threatening storm rise” that might bring water up to 6 feet above ground level.

Beryl, which has varied inbetween various classifications on the typhoon scale due to fast intensification, is now classified as a tropical storm and has near 60 mile per hour optimum continual winds and even greater gusts.

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Earlier, Beryl obtained Category 5 status with winds reaching 165 milesperhour, making it the earliest Category 5 storm in the Atlantic. It formerly passed through the Caribbean islands, triggering at least 11 deaths, according to the Associated Press.

As of Saturday afternoon, the NHC put the storm about 385 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, moving at 13 milesperhour. It’s anticipated to make landfall in southern Texas early Monday earlymorning and the NHC anticipates “significant strengthening” before landfall.

Tropical Storm Beryl
This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken at 4: 16 p.m. ET on Friday, July 5 and supplied by NOAA, reveals Beryl over Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Beryl, which is presently a tropical storm, is projection to gain… (NOAA bymeansof AP

The NHC alerted Texans of “life-threatening storm rise along parts of the lower and middle Texas coast late Sunday into Monday.”

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In a post on X, previously Twitter, on Saturday afternoon NHC Director Michael Brennan highlighted the greatest issue is for citizens living inbetween San Luis Pass and Baffin

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