Tropical Depression Harvey Update

Hurricane watch, tropical storm watch, and storm surge watch has been issued for the Crossroads area. Counties under the tropical storm and watch includes Victoria, Calhoun, Refugio, Jackson, Matagorda, Goliad, and Bee Counties. Storm surge watch for Calhoun and Aransas counties. Tropical storm watch is also in effect for Karnes, Dewitt, Colorado, Gonzales, and Lavaca counties. This means that hurricane and or tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area within 24 to 48 hours. Storm surge watch means that storm surge flooding of 4 to 6 feet along the coastal areas of Calhoun and Aransas counties is possible within 24 to 48 hours. All areas under the tropical storm watch can expect winds from 39 to 74 mph within 24 to 48 hours. Harvey as the potential of becoming a hurricane before making landfall on Friday. Regardless of intensity, Harvey looks to be a major rainmaker, with 4 to 10 plus inches possible throughout the area. This would certainly cause major flooding issues of local river, creeks, and streams. Flooding is very possible, not only along the coast with the storm surge, but with inland rainfall flooding. If you live in a low lying area or along the immediate coast, consider a plan of action including evacuating to higher ground. Visit our website at and click on the weather tab to view hurricane safety tips and information.