The Texas Coast is Already Feeling Effects from Beta
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT!
The Victoria area can expect to see winds at 30-40 MPH with an occasional gust to 50 mph, starting late this afternoon. Rain totals could reach 2-4 inches in some areas, with some locally higher amounts.
Tropical Strom Beta continues a slow westward trek and is located less than 45 miles southeast of Port O'Connor As of 1 PM today, winds are still sustained at 45 MPH. After Beta makes landfall, the system is expected to curl slowly north and then northeast.
As Tropical Strom Beta approaches the Texas coast, we are starting to see conditions deteriorate along the coast and in the Crossroads. Many coastal areas are seeing high water and even some damage already. Here are videos and pictures from Galveston, Port O'Connor, and Seadrift, and Rockport.
Here are some pictures of flooding in the Port O'Connor area from earlier this morning. Please do not attempt to drive on flooded roads.
These pictures are from Texas Parks and Wildlife of flooding in the Seadrift area this morning.
This was LAST NIGHT in Rockport. Flooding was already reported near the bays due to a storm surge.
Water is starting to rise at Moody Gardens in Galveston, the parking lot is almost fully underwater.
Last night, in Galveston, shortly after 10 pm, the end of the 61st Fishing Pier in Galveston broke off and drifted away after being battered by high surf due to Tropical Storm Beta. It eventually washed back onshore around 63rd Street.