South Texas braces for Tropical Storm Beryl

CORPUS CHRISTUS, TexasFRIDAY JULY 5 – 11:30 PM CT – Houston, I wish we had better news so you could fall asleep to it.

The latest indications from the National Hurricane Center show Hurricane Beryl moving eastward again.

Simply put, this increases the chance of hurricanes in the Houston area.

The hurricane warning has been extended for parts of Brazoria County.

Coastguard/Warnings and Forecast Cone for Storm Center of Tropical Storm Beryl. Effective as of July 5, 2024 at 10:00 PM CT. (Copyright 2024 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.)

Meanwhile, the Storm Surge Warning has been extended to High Island in Galveston County.

Peak Storm Surge Forecast for Tropical Storm Beryl. Effective July 5, 2024 at 10:00 PM CT. (Copyright 2024 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.)

Now it’s time to prepare.

Voluntary evacuations are already underway in Matagorda County.

If you don’t plan, you plan to fail.

I wish you a nice evening and we’ll see you again on Saturday morning.

FRIDAY JULY 5 – 9:00 PM CT – As Tropical Storm Beryl moves into the Gulf of Mexico, the once Category 5 hurricane is expected to strengthen again before eventually making landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast.

KPRC 2’s Gage Goulding is LIVE in Corpus Christi, Texas as the community prepares just two weeks after Tropical Storm Alberto battered the region.

While locals prepare using more than 14,000 sandbags made by city workers in Corpus Christi, vacationers on the barrier islands are soaking up every bit of sun they can get.

This story is being updated with the latest reporting from KPRC2’s Gage Goulding along the Texas Gulf Coast.

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