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Tropical Storm Bill Makes Landfall

It has a name: Tropical Storm Bill. And it’s expected to make landfall on the Texas coast this morning and move inland throughout the day. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Texas, from Baffin Bay south of Corpus Christi to High Island, up the coast from Galveston. The southern coast is where […]

It has a name: Tropical Storm Bill. And it’s expected to make landfall on the Texas coast this morning and move inland throughout the day. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Texas, from Baffin Bay south of Corpus Christi to High Island, up the coast from Galveston. The southern coast is where Bill is expected to make landfall and then continue to move inland over the south-central part of the state. The storm is expected to weaken as its center moves inland.

For Houston, this means a day of heavy rain, occasionally strong, gusty winds, the possibility of isolated tornadoes and, of course, the threat of flooding. Many Houstonians are heeding the advice to stay home today. Traffic has been very light during the morning rush hours. HISD is among many school districts closing schools and offices. The University of Houston is also closed today. A flash flood watch remains in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday for portions of southeast Texas including Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria and Chambers counties.

We have the latest on Tropical Storm Bill, and its impact on Greater Houston, from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.

(NOTE: Stay tuned to Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM throughout the day for the very latest).

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