Tropical Depression Eight is tracking through the Gulf of Mexico as of Thursday, July 23, and could make landfall in Texas on Saturday, July 25. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) have reported that the depression could bring tropical-storm-force winds to areas of the Texas coast, where a tropical storm watch is in effect from Port Mansfield to High Island, including Galveston and Corpus Christi. Furthermore, the depression is expected to produce heavy rains along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Lower Texas Coast, which could result in flooding.
Associated flooding, infrastructural damage, power outages, and transportation disruptions are possible in the region over the coming days. Up-to-date information can be found on the NHC website here.
Individuals in areas forecast to be affected by the storm system are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm flight reservations, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate adverse weather and power and transportation disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.
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