FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 21, 2020 – 11AM
Tropical Depression 14 Update
Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Tropical Depression 14 is located near the coast of Honduras with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. TD14 is moving Northwest at 14 mph with a turn towards the Northwest expected later today. This storm is now expected to become a strong tropical storm or category one hurricane before making landfall most likely along the Texas or Louisiana coast around Tuesday. This storm is expected to be named Marco in the next 24 hours. Impacts will depend on track and intensity which remain uncertain. However, damaging winds and flooding from heavy rains are possible especially if TD 14 becomes a hurricane and makes a center or left side of the cone track.
Tropical Depression 13 was named Tropical Storm Laura this morning and is expected to become a category one hurricane before landfall. Tropical Storm Laura is more of a threat to Florida and the Northeast Gulf states. Montgomery County agencies and resources are on alert and ready to activate as needed next week for our area. Our next update is expected to be today at 5PM.