Texas getting ready to assist coastal communities as Hurricane Beryl enters Gulf of Mexico

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Hurricane Beryl is entering the Gulf of Mexico, and its path forward is becoming clear.

In preparing for a worst-case scenario, Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M.D. announced that the Texas General Land Office (GLO) is watching the storm and activating several storm readiness procedures ahead of the storm.

Hurricane Beryl is currently projected to hit South Texas near the border with Mexico before it heads in a northward direction.

“The GLO’s disaster response teams are preparing to help Texas respond to the damage Hurricane Beryl brings to our shores,” said Commissioner Buckingham. “The GLO’s Coastal Protection, Disaster Recovery and Mitigation, Oil Spill Prevention and Response, and Storm Team staff are continuing to monitor potential impacts to the Texas Coast. The Texas General Land Office has elevated the readiness of all divisions to assist Texas communities in the storm’s path and provide information on resources available to assist. I urge all Texans to take the appropriate precautions to keep your family and neighbors safe including remaining alert to local weather predictions and heeding warnings from local officials.”

The National Hurricane Center anticipates issuing storm surge and hurricane watches on Friday for portions of northeast Mexico and lower-middle Texas.

Heavy rain could cause flooding.

Texans should monitor weather advisories and avoid driving or walking in flooded areas.

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