6.19.17 Update- Tropical disturbance in the Gulf

The system in the Gulf remains disorganized making it’s exact landfall location vary anywhere from central Texas to the western Florida panhandle.

Exactly where the heaviest conditions will occur will depend strongly on the landfall track which remains uncertain. Depending on the landfall location, locations near and east of the ultimate track can expect heavy rains and gusty winds with relatively little impact west of the track.

Be aware that the National Hurricane Center can issue a Tropical Storm Watch or Warning 48 hours prior to the formation of Tropical Strom forced winds. Be prepared, a Tropical Storm Watch may be issued for portions of the HGAC area as early as this afternoon.

The timing of landfall looks to be late Wednesday or early Thursday morning with a few scenarios pushing landfall to Thursday  evening.

Prepare for this storm to bring heavy rains and gusty winds with possible flooding in some areas.

Make sure your emergency supply kit is complete, check for any expiration dates, and restock where needed.   Go to mctxoem.org for a list of items to add to you emergency supply kit.  Make sure you have fuel in your cars and generators.

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