Battleground Tracker: Tight race in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, CBS News/BET poll: Black voters motivated, but concerned about votes counting, The pivotal post-Election Day dates you need to know, A behind-the-scenes look at how mail-in ballots are processed. A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. "They picked me up," he said. A man walks through a street flooded by Tropical Storm Beta on Sept. 21, 2020 in Galveston, Texas. © 2020 The Associated Press. Teddy was about 365 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, early Tuesday with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. The past week has also been the county's deadliest of the pandemic. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Your questions, answered, Dow plunges 900 points as coronavirus cases keep rising, How Americans feel about taking a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Damage from a tornado is seen, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in the Yaupon Cove subdivision in the aftermath of a tornado that struck a day earlier, in Onalaska, Texas. Beta hits Texas, first Greek-letter tropical…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Fire watch: Diablo winds arrive, but Bay Area averts disaster, Beta hits Texas, first Greek-letter tropical storm ever to make landfall, Tropical Storm Zeta’s U.S. landfall would tie record (and are we out of Greek letters already? "Stay at home unless you're out getting food or gas for your generators and your vehicles. Filed Under: DFW News, DFW Weather, Hail, severe thunderstorm warning, … At 7 p.m. CDT, Beta was about 330 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, where it was standing still with sustained winds of 60 mph. Firefighters abandoned a mission to rescue him for safety reasons. Tropical Storm Wilfred remained at sea but was 830 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph. Coastal states scrambled this spring to adjust emergency hurricane plans to account for the virus, and Hanna was the first big test. “If it’s uncomfortable or you need life support equipment, maybe go somewhere else.”, Storms Alpha and Beta form: Hurricane season 2020 has been so busy, we have to use Greek letters. But Abbott stressed the state is not done with the storm. Downgraded to a tropical depression, Hanna passed over the U.S.-Mexico border with winds near 50 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. So let’s go ahead and open up this “Texas Fall 2020” thread for discussion. First published on July 26, 2020 / 11:12 AM. '2020 produces yet another tropical depression': Storm forms in Caribbean Alejandro Serrano Oct. 24, 2020 Updated: Oct. 24, 2020 5:04 p.m. Facebook Twitter Email LinkedIn Reddit Pinterest A community building known as the "Dome" in Mercedes, Texas, was set aside for evacuees who had tested positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to the virus. Water rises from the storm surge of Tropical Storm Beta in The Strand as the storm moves toward landfall, late Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. County Judge Mark Henry said during a Saturday news conference that his concern is also based on rising waters creating a storm surge and that a mandatory evacuation is not expected. However, forecasters and officials reassured residents Beta was not expected to be another Hurricane Harvey or Tropical Storm Imelda. With parts of the Alabama coast and Florida Panhandle still reeling from Hurricane Sally, a hurricane watch was in effect Saturday for a 300-mile stretch of Texas coast as Tropical Storm Beta slowly strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico and drifts toward the northeast.
The chances that Beta could become a hurricane decreased Saturday, but it remains one of three active storms in an exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season. Governor Greg Abbott said Saturday that some people in need of shelter would be given hotel rooms to keep them apart from others. Teddy was expected to weaken later Tuesday and Wednesday but forecasters said it would likely be a strong, post-tropical cyclone when it moves in and over Nova Scotia. All of our ambulances and those sorts of things are up and running. "We're doing everything we can do possible to make it a safe environment.". Ominous looking storm clouds roll … Storms Alpha and Beta form: Hurricane season 2020 has been so busy, we have to use Greek letters. Beta was the ninth named storm that made landfall in the continental U.S. this year. With the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, helping those who couldn't evacuate and needed shelter might have been difficult. Henry Van De Putte, CEO of the Red Cross' Texas Gulf Coast chapter, said the organization would open more shelters with reduced capacity to ensure social distancing. Both the city of Galveston and Galveston County on Saturday issued voluntary evacuation orders ahead of Tropical Storm Beta. At least two deaths were blamed on Sally, which roared ashore on Wednesday morning, and hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Saturday. All Access Digital offer for just 99 cents! Tropical-storm-force winds of greater than 39 mph were occurring along the Louisiana coast Sunday morning and are expected to spread southwest along the Texas coast with time. Hopefully, we’ve got some cooler weather, some strong frontal passages and good rainfall to look forward too! As the tropical storm pushed toward the Texas and Louisiana coast, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch along a 285-mile stretch of coast from Port Aransas to High Island. Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana "They carried me like a box of napkins.". Meanwhile, Hurricane Teddy continued its path toward Canada, with a predicted landfall in Nova Scotia early Wednesday before moving into Newfoundland on Wednesday night, forecasters said. Texas Snowman wrote:Well, we’re inside a month now before we officially start meteorological fall on September 1st. John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency. A man walks through a street flooded by Tropical Storm Beta on Sept. 21, 2020 in Galveston, Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott had a cautiously optimistic outlook Thursday morning as the sun rose over his state after Hurricane Laura made landfall. Tracking map: Hurricane Delta heads toward Louisiana on Laura’s path More:Florida deputy uses resident's boat to save about 120 people trapped in Sally floodwaters. Cotto said 6-12 inches of rain has fallen in the area, with isolated amounts of up to 18 inches. In the Pacific Ocean, meanwhile, Hurricane Douglas closed in on Hawaii over the weekend. East Texas has many tall trees, many of which have been downed already. ), The Latest: Louisiana officials announce 2nd death in storm, Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, Tracking map: Hurricane Delta lashes Louisiana, Texas, Tracking map: Hurricane Delta heads toward Louisiana on Laura’s path. “We currently have both storm surge and rainfall going on right now,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Amaryllis Cotto in Galveston, Texas. Senate on track to confirm Barrett to Supreme Court in final vote, Wildfire explodes in California, forcing about 60,000 to evacuate. Eventually rescuers in a dinghy were able to reach him and bring him to shore. The large and powerful storm was causing dangerous rip currents along the U.S. East Coast, and tropical storm conditions were expected to begin in Nova Scotia by Tuesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said. "I know in the aftermath of Hurricane Hannah there was actually a reduction in the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19. Associated Press reporters Seth Borenstein in Kensington, Maryland, and Janet McConnaughey and Rebecca Santana in New Orleans and Julie Walker in New York City contributed to this report. With more mail-in ballots, officials urge patience on election night, Americans and the right to vote: Why it's not easy for everyone, Why some mail-in ballots are rejected and how to make sure your vote counts. And so Texans are in danger," Abbott said. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. ___, Get Morning Report and other email newsletters. Jame Rowles examines the damage after the docks at the marina where his boat was secured were destroyed as Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Wind, heavy rainfall and life-threatening surf and rip current conditions were also expected with the storm.
HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta stalled Tuesday along the Texas coast, flooding streets in Houston and Galveston hours after making landfall. ", Contributing: Jim Little, Pensacola News Journal; Associated Press. "You'll know if they're in despair.". © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Early Tuesday, Beta was 10 miles east-southeast of Victoria, Texas, with maximum winds of 40 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Hurricane Laura.