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Beta stalls over Texas

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/22/20, 02:01 pm

Streets in Houston and Galveston, Texas, flooded on Tuesday after the storm made landfall farther south near Port O’Connor. By Tuesday afternoon, Beta, which had weakened to a tropical depression, had dumped up to a foot or more of rain in areas south and east of Houston on top of storm surges. Forecasters started calling storm systems for letters of the Greek alphabet after going through their predetermined seasonal list of A–Z names for the second time since the 1950s.

What’s next for Beta? The storm is expected to stay over Texas and cause more flooding through Wednesday. Beta then will likely move on to Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi later this week and dump more heavy rain.

Dig deeper: Follow the latest storm updates from the National Hurricane Center.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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