Tropical Storm Beryl updates: State officials confirm third death from the storm


Texas is facing the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, which made landfall in the state on Saturday, bringing with it powerful winds and heavy rainfall. The storm has caused significant damage and disruptions, with officials working to assess the extent of the destruction.

According to reports, the storm made landfall in the coastal town of Matagorda, with winds reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. The strong winds knocked down trees and power lines, leaving thousands without electricity. The heavy rainfall has also caused flooding in several areas, with some parts of the state receiving over 10 inches of rain.

Emergency responders have been working tirelessly to rescue those stranded by the floodwaters and to provide aid to those in need. Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency in several counties, allowing for additional resources to be deployed to affected areas.

The damage from the storm is still being assessed, but officials say it could be significant. The Texas Department of Insurance has set up a hotline for those affected by the storm to report damage and file claims.

Residents are being advised to remain cautious, as the floodwaters may still be rising in some areas. The Texas Department of Transportation is also warning of hazardous road conditions, with several roads closed due to flooding.

The storm has also caused disruptions to daily life, with several schools and businesses closed until further notice. The Houston Independent School District has announced that all schools will be closed on Monday, July 9, due to the storm.

As the state begins to recover from the storm, officials are urging residents to remain vigilant and to follow all instructions from local authorities. The Texas Tribune will continue to provide updates on the situation as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, residents can stay informed through the following resources:

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