Texas readies for tropical disturbance nearing Gulf

Posted at 8:16 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 09:16:47-04

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is readying for a possible tropical storm system that is headed toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas is taking steps to prepare for a potential tropical system expected to impact the state. Urging all Texans to take precautions and review their emergency plans to prepare now.

Posted by Office of the Governor Greg Abbott on Monday, September 10, 2018

The tropical system is one of several that have formed in the Atlantic Ocean, including the powerful Hurricane Florence that is heading toward the East Coast.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm system that is nearing the Gulf could become a tropical depression later this week that could affect parts of Texas, Louisiana and northeastern Mexico.

Abbott says heavy rainfall could quickly cause dangerous flash floods, and that Texans should review their emergency plans and make preparations ahead of time.

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