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Hurricane Humberto Brings Flooding Rains to Texas & Louisiana

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posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 05:49 PM
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With an above average rainy season this year, Texas certainly doesn't need the heavy rains that Tropical Storm Humberto will bring. The storm which formed today is forecasted to be a slow moving rainmaker which will probably cause more flooding to area.



Tropical Storm Humberto churns towards Texas coast
Humberto could bring 5 to 10 inches of rain to the already-saturated Texas coast, forecasters predicted, along with storm surges of 2 to 3 feet above normal tides.

"It will dump a lot of rain in one place, and it will move a little bit and dump a lot more rain and move a little bit," Myers said.


While it may only be a tropical storm, Texas residents and those in the path of Humberto (see public advisory) should be prepared, especially if you live in area prone to flooding. Tropical Storm Katrina took many in Florida by surprise, so do not underestimate the potential of Humberto because of it's current status.

Related Links:
National Hurricane Center Public Advisory

 

UPDATE:

Tropical Storm Humberto has just been upgraded to a minimal category 1 hurricane as it is about to make landfall in Texas.

www.nhc.noaa.gov...

[edit on 9-13-2007 by worldwatcher]

[edit on 9-13-2007 by worldwatcher]




posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 06:28 PM
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The Weather Channel is reporting 3 inches of rain from Humberto already.
Also looking at the radar image Humberto seems to be trying to intensify. It is certainly displaying more tropical characteristics than it did earlier today.



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posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:56 PM
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thats so strage for a system to devolpe right on the coast. I havent seen many do that

I could be wroung



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 08:31 PM
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yeah Humberto is a little wierd, he kind of just snuck up on Texas. But history wise, I believe there have been a couple storms similiar that formed or either intensified into a storm right before landfall.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 12:20 AM
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Hurricane Local Statement for HUMBERTO
...TROPICAL STORM HUMBERTO STRENGTHENS AS IT APPAROACHES THE
UPPER TEXAS COAST...

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WINDS
COULD APPROACH HURRICANE FORCE OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR LANDFALL.


going to bed hoping that Humberto is a wimp who quickly fizzles out. Stay dry.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 12:37 AM
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UPDATE: We have a Hurricane!



www.nhc.noaa.gov...
HURRICANE HUMBERTO SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER 4
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092007
1215 AM CDT THU SEP 13 2007

...HUMBERTO BECOMES A HURRICANE JUST BEFORE LANDFALL...
...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS COVER SMALL AREA NORTHEAST OF CENTER...

AT 1215 AM CDT...0515Z...A HURRICANE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM
EAST OF HIGH ISLAND TEXAS TO CAMERON LOUISIANA. THE HURRICANE
WARNING FOR HUMBERTO MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT FEW HOURS.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 12:39 AM
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Damn you're fast worldwatcher!

Just heard this myself on CNN International.





posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 12:43 AM
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80mph winds, I don't think many were expecting this to happen. Power outages in some areas already.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:02 AM
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Hurricane Humberto Hits Texas With Winds of 85 Mph

Humberto went to a hurricane status after midnight, so I suspect it caught many by surprise. Hope no members are having problems...take care.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 08:53 AM
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Originally posted by TKainZero
thats so strage for a system to devolpe right on the coast. I havent seen many do that

I could be wroung

It's not that uncommon, but most of the time when that happens, it just remains a tropical storm and heads inland. This one got pretty strong pretty quick.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 09:51 AM
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widespread power outages, more than 100,000 without power
also damage typical with a Category 1 cane, downed trees and fences etc.
and first reported casualty from a carport collapsing.

Humberto leaves over 100,000 without power in Texas

1 Dead As Humberto Sweeps Texas, La.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 07:08 PM
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Humberto makes the record books for being the fastest storm to go from a Tropical Depression to a Hurricane.

the following article shows the timeline of the storm's development. Odd season we're having with the developments of these systems, two Category 5's and now the fastest development on record... impressive.

A look at the development of Hurricane Humberto



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 07:29 PM
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WOW, thanks for the storm factoid Worldwatcher. I thought it was a rather rapid intensification but not that much.

Just goes to show you that a tropical system doesn't need to start out in the middle of the ocean to become a significant threat.



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