Tropical Storm Alberto deadly in Mexico; flooding and possible tornados for Texas

Tropical Storm Alberto A person looks out from their balcony over floodwater on June 19, 2024, in Surfside Beach, Texas. Storm Alberto, the first named tropical storm of the hurricane season, was located approximately 305 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas, and formed earlier today in the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The storm has produced heavy winds and rainfall, flooding various communities along Texas coastlines. Brandon Bell, Getty Images

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • Millions of people along the southern coast of Texas were under severe weather advisories as officials warned of high storm surge, torrential rain and possible tornadoes as Tropical Storm Alberto barreled over northern Mexico.
  • Along with sustained winds near 45 mph, the storm is forecast to dump up to 20 inches across parts of northeast Mexico with nearly a foot of rain expected throughout southern Texas.
  • Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 51 counties and activated three platoons of the Texas National Guard, including more than 40 personnel, 20 vehicles and Chinook helicopters.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Director Rick Spinrad said last month that the Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to be “extraordinary,” with an “85% chance for an above-average year.”

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