Storm surge causes street flooding in Galveston, other Texas coasts as Tropical Storm Beta nears

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Storm surge causes street flooding in Galveston, other Texas coasts as Tropical Storm Beta nears

See storm conditions along the Texas coast as Tropical Storm Beta begins to make Texas impacts. Dangerous storm surge is expected in areas.

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Tropical Storm Beta has started to make its impact Sunday along the Texas coast and storm conditions continue Monday morning.

Beta is forecast to produce dangerous storm surge as the storm tracks closer to landfall.

The highest wind gusts overnight on Sunday between Galveston and Freeport was 49 mph, according to the National Weather Service Houston.

NHC updates Monday:Life-threatening storm surge risk along Texas coast

According to the 7 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beta is located around 70 miles southeast of Port O’Connor and 120 miles south-southwest of Galveston.

Storm surge warnings are issued in effect for portions along the Texas coast in these areas: 

  • Port Aransas, Texas to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana, including Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay, Matagorda Bay, Galveston Bay, Sabine Lake, and Lake Calcasieu

How high might the storm surge get? 

The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide, according to NHC: 

  • San Luis Pass, TX to Sabine Pass, TX including Galveston Bay… 3-5 ft
  • Port Aransas, TX to San Luis Pass, TX including Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay, and Matagorda Bay… 2-4 ft
  • Sabine Pass, TX to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, LA including Sabine Lake and Calcasieu Lake… 2-4 ft
  • Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, LA to Ocean Springs, MS including Vermilion Bay, Lake Borgne, Lake Pontchartrain, and Lake Maurepas… 1-3 ft
  • Baffin Bay, TX to Port Aransas, TX including Corpus Christi Bay and Baffin Bay… 1-3 ft
  • Mouth of the Rio Grande to Baffin Bay, TX… 1-2 ft

Conditions in Louisiana: Flooding begins along Louisiana coast

See videos of storm conditions along the Texas coast Sunday as Tropical Storm Beta makes its way to land:

Clear Lake Shores, Texas

League City, Texas

Freeport, Texas

Galveston, Texas

Galveston Bay

Channelview, Texas

Beaumont, Texas

Matagorda Bay

Bacliff, Texas

Bay Harbor, Texas

Jamaica Beach, Texas

North Padre Island, Texas

San Luis Pass, Texas

Watch live: Webcams of Texas beaches show Tropical Storm Beta approaching

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