Tropical Storm Beta forecasted to hit Texas

The storm is expected to bring up to 15 inches of rain.
1:01 | 09/20/20

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Trevor, thank you. Now to beta almost standing still in the gulf of Mexico, but setting its sights on Texas. ABC's elwyn Lopez is in galveston with more. Elwyn, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Eva. The storm is over 200 miles away, and we're already seeing water rising along parts of the Texas gulf coast, you know, we've already seen storm surge pushing debris onto roads just east of here, but the worst of it is expected to begin in the next 24 to 36 hours. It is beta's slow pace though that has people taking their time to prepare for this one. Officials here have issued a voluntary evacuation along the low-lying areas, including here in galveston, and this is going to be a rainmaker over the next few days and that's the next concern. In some coastal areas we could see up to 15 inches of rain and up to 4 feet of storm surge, and guys, forecasters warn it doesn't take a hurricane to cause life-threatening storm surge and flash floods.

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