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Tropical Storm Watch for Colorado County, TX

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…TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT…

A Tropical Storm Watch means Tropical storm wind conditions are
possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

  • WIND
  • LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
  • Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph

  • CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate

  • Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
    strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
  • To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
    significant wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to
    secure all properties.
  • Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
    may result in injury.

  • POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant

  • Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with
    damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few
    buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door
    failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored.
    Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles.
  • Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
    numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
    fences and roadway signs blown over.
  • Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within
    urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways,
    and access routes impassable.
  • Scattered power and communications outages, but more
    prevalent in areas with above ground lines.

  • FLOODING RAIN

  • LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
  • Peak Rainfall Amounts: 6-10 inches, with locally higher
    amounts

  • CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated

  • Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
    minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts
    conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation.
  • To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding
    rain impacts.
  • Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches
    and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions.

  • POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited

  • Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
  • Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
    currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may
    become swollen and overflow in spots.
  • Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
    usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
    of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
    drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
    become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and
    bridge closures.

  • TORNADO

  • LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
  • Situation is favorable for isolated tornadoes

  • CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None

  • Emergency planning need not include a threat for tornadoes.
    Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still
    occur.
  • Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
    tornadoes.
  • Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

  • POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None

  • Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

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