This product contains more specific information on impacts expected across Southeast Texas from PTC #3. This will likely become Tropical Storm Cindy later today. The primary hazard across Southeast Texas on Wednesday and Thursday will likely be in the form of flooding rains. However, rough surf and gusty winds are expected along the coast. Please see the detailed statements below for more specific information.

TROPICAL CYCLONE THREE LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 4
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX AL032017
1057 AM CDT TUE JUN 20 2017

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST TEXAS

TROPICAL STORM WARNING EXTENDED WESTWARD AND TROPICAL STORM WATCH
ISSUED FOR THE UPPER TEXAS COAST

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
– A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR CHAMBERS, GALVESTON,
HARRIS, AND LIBERTY

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
– A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR CHAMBERS, GALVESTON,
HARRIS, AND LIBERTY

* STORM INFORMATION:
– ABOUT 350 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GALVESTON TX
– 25.9N 90.5W
– STORM INTENSITY 40 MPH
– MOVEMENT NORTHWEST OR 320 DEGREES AT 10 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE THREE CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHWEST
TOWARDS THE SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND UPPER SOUTHEAST TEXAS COAST. TO
THE RIGHT OF THE TRACK EXPECT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS, WITH THE MAIN
THREAT FOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS BEING HEAVY RAINFALL FOR AREAS ALONG AND
EAST OF A GALVESTON TO HOUSTON TO LIVINGSTON LINE BEGINNING WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO THURSDAY.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
PREPARE FOR RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT
IMPACTS ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS
INCLUDE:

– RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY BECOME SWOLLEN WITH SWIFTER
CURRENTS AND OVERSPILL THEIR BANKS IN A FEW PLACES, ESPECIALLY
IN USUALLY VULNERABLE SPOTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, AND
DITCHES OVERFLOW.
– SOME PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE EXPANDED AREAS OF RAPID
INUNDATION AT UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS. SOME STREETS AND PARKING LOTS COULD BECOME FLOODED.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

* WIND:
PREPARE FOR WINDS HAVING LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS.
POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:

– LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS BLOWN AROUND.

* SURGE:
LITTLE TO NO IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

– LOW SPOTS ALONG THE BOLIVAR PENINSULA COULD HAVE UP TO 1 FOOT
OF INUNDATION AROUND HIGH TIDE.

* TORNADOES:
LITTLE TO NO IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:

THERE ARE NO EVACUATIONS AT THIS TIME. THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF
LIMITED SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR THOSE ALONG THE BOLIVAR PENINSULA
AROUND TIMES OF HIGH TIDE ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT DUE TO MINOR
FLOODING OF HIGHWAY 87.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
NOW IS THE TIME TO CHECK YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN…ESPECIALLY IF ALONG THE
IMMEDIATE COAST. SECURE LOOSE ITEMS OUTSIDE. ENSURE THAT YOUR EMERGENCY
SUPPLIES KIT IS STOCKED AND READY.

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH ANY ORDERS
THAT ARE ISSUED.

WHEN SECURING YOUR PROPERTY, OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE CONDUCTED
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE CONDITIONS DETERIORATE. THE ONSET OF
STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN CAN CAUSE CERTAIN PREPAREDNESS
ACTIVITIES TO BECOME DIFFICULT.

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND AND CHECK ON THOSE WHO MAY NOT BE FULLY
AWARE OF THE SITUATION OR WHO ARE UNABLE TO MAKE PERSONAL PREPARATIONS.

VISITORS TO THE AREA SHOULD BECOME FAMILIAR WITH NEARBY SURROUNDINGS.
IF YOU ARE A VISITOR, KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY OR PARISH IN WHICH
YOU ARE LOCATED AND WHERE IT IS RELATIVE TO CURRENT WATCHES AND
WARNINGS.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE
FORECAST

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
– FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV
– FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG
– FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

NEXT UPDATE
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THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX AROUND 5 PM CDT, OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.


TROPICAL CYCLONE THREE LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 4
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA AL032017
1018 AM CDT TUE JUN 20 2017

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS

**TROPICAL STORM WARNING EXTENDED WESTWARD AND TROPICAL STORM WATCH
ISSUED FOR THE UPPER TEXAS COAST**

NEW INFORMATION
—————

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
– THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING FOR JEFFERSON AND WEST CAMERON
– A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ACADIA, CALCASIEU,
JEFFERSON DAVIS, LAFAYETTE, ORANGE, AND UPPER ST. MARTIN

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
– A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ACADIA, CALCASIEU,
EAST CAMERON, IBERIA, JEFFERSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, LAFAYETTE,
LOWER ST. MARTIN, ORANGE, ST. MARY, UPPER ST. MARTIN,
VERMILION, AND WEST CAMERON

* STORM INFORMATION:
– ABOUT 320 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAMERON LA OR ABOUT 250
MILES SOUTH OF MORGAN CITY LA
– 25.9N 90.5W
– STORM INTENSITY 40 MPH
– MOVEMENT NORTHWEST OR 320 DEGREES AT 10 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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AS OF 10 AM CDT, POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE THREE CONTINUES TO
MIGRATE SLOWLY NORTHWEST OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO. RAINBANDS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO MOVE IN SOUTH CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH HEAVY RAINFALL AND
LOCALIZED FLOODING POSSIBLE. A THREAT FOR ONE OR TWO TORNADOES WILL
ALSO EXIST WITH THESE RAINBANDS. THE HEAVY RAINFALL AND POTENTIAL FOR
LOCALIZED FLOODING WILL BE THE PRIMARY HAZARD WITH THIS SYSTEM AS IT
MOVES ACROSS THE REGION THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA COAST
WEDNESDAY. SUSTAINED WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO NEAR TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR LOCATIONS SOUTH OF I-10 AND EAST OF
CAMERON, AND THEN SPREADING INTO SOUTHEAST TEXAS BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.
THE CENTER OF CIRCULATION IS FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL OVERNIGHT
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. COASTAL AREAS TO THE EAST OF
THE CENTER OF CIRCULATION COULD POSSIBLY SEE 1 TO 3 FEET OF
INUNDATION.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
—————–

* FLOODING RAIN:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.
POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:
– 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.

* WIND:
PROTECT AGAINST HAZARDOUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS. POTENTIAL IMPACTS 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.

* TORNADOES:
PROTECT AGAINST A TORNADO EVENT HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS. POTENTIAL IMPACTS
INCLUDE:
– 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.

* SURGE:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS COASTAL SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA. POTENTIAL
IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE:
– LOCALIZED INUNDATION WITH STORM SURGE FLOODING MAINLY ALONG
IMMEDIATE SHORELINES AND IN LOW-LYING SPOTS, OR IN AREAS
FARTHER INLAND ALONG RIVERS AND BAYOUS THAT DRAIN INTO THE GULF.
– SECTIONS OF ROADS AND PARKING LOTS NEAR BODIES OF WATER MAY
BECOME OVERSPREAD WITH 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 TO LOCALLY MODERATE DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, AND PIERS.
A FEW SMALL CRAFT BROKEN AWAY FROM MOORINGS.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS, LITTLE TO
NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
NOW IS THE TIME TO BRING TO COMPLETION ALL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT
LIFE AND PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN.

KEEP CELL PHONES WELL CHARGED AND HANDY. ALSO, CELL PHONE CHARGERS FOR
AUTOMOBILES CAN BE HELPFUL AFTER THE STORM. LOCATE YOUR CHARGERS AND
KEEP THEM WITH YOUR CELL PHONE.

IF YOU ARE A VISITOR AND STILL IN THE AREA, LISTEN FOR THE NAME OF THE
CITY OR TOWN IN WHICH YOU ARE STAYING WITHIN LOCAL NEWS UPDATES. BE
SURE YOU KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY OR PARISH IN WHICH IT RESIDES. PAY
ATTENTION FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BE READY TO ADAPT TO POSSIBLE CHANGES TO
THE FORECAST.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
– FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV
– FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG
– FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

NEXT UPDATE
———–

THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES LA AROUND 1 PM CDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.