Thursday, September 13

Humberto now a hurricane

Humberto has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane with 80 mph winds.

Here is a summary of the latest National Hurricane Center update:

A hurricane warning has been issued from east of High Island, Texas, to Cameron Parish in Louisiana. Hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next few hours.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect in Texas from east of Sargent to High Island, and in Louisiana east of Cameron to Intracoastal City.

Humberto is moving north-northeast near 8 mph.

Its eye is expected to cross the upper Texas coast within the next few hours.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles northeast of the eye. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles.

Rainfall of 5-10 inches are expected along the track of Humberto through eastern Texas as well as western and central Louisiana. Isolated accumulations of 15 inches are possible.

Coastal storm surge flooding of 3 to 4 feet above normal tide levels
can be expected.

Isolated tornadoes are a threat through this morning.

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