Tropical Depression Beryl moves through Texas, killing 2

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
Published: Updated:

The Weather Authority continues its coverage of Tropical Depression Beryl as it makes it way through Texas.

Per the 2 p.m. National Hurricane Center’s update, the center of Beryl had made landfall in Matagorda, bringing dangerous storm surges and strong wind conditions.

As of the 8 p.m. update, Beryl is now a tropical depression.

Still, according to the Associated Press, there have at least two people killed when trees fell on homes, and damaging winds and flash flooding would continue as Beryl pushes inland, said the NHC.

Two million people and businesses are without power in the Houston area, according to reports.

Tropical Depression Beryl is moving toward the north-northeast at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds nearing 35 mph.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for areas north of San Luis Pass to Sabine Pass, including Galveston Bay, NHC reports.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Texas coast from north of Port Bolivar to Sabine Pass.

Heavy rainfall of 5 to 10 inches with localized amounts of 15 inches is expected across portions of the middle and upper Texas Gulf Coast and eastern Texas throughout Monday and into the evening.

According to the Weather Authority Meteorologist Zach Maloch, “The system will impact Texas, Arkansas, St. Louis, Indiana, and Ohio over the next few days.”

The center of Beryl will move over eastern Texas on Monday, then move through the Lower Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday.

As the center moves inland, steady to rapid weakening is expected.

A few tornadoes may occur on Monday night along the upper Texas coast, and several tornadoes are possible across parts of east Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Beryl poses no threat to Southwest Florida.

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