Parts of Texas are being warned about the potential for a heavy rain event due to Tropical Storm Cristobal. Governor Greg Abbott told reporters today flooding could happen on Sunday in East Texas when the storm hits Louisiana. Abbott also noted concern about Cristobal shifting west before it reaches the shoreline and hitting more of Texas, although most forecasts show the storm on a path to hit Louisiana with most of the rain remaining over Louisiana and Mississippi as the storm heads inland.
"As with any hurricane season, preparedness is key—and the State of Texas is taking comprehensive action to prepare for Tropical Storm Cristobal and any potential storms or hurricanes that may impact the Lone Star State," said Governor Abbott. "We will continue to monitor this storm and work to ensure our local officials have the resources they need to respond should this weather event approach Texas. In addition, our state agencies are working strategically to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while keeping Texans safe during this storm and future storms. I urge residents of Deep East Texas to take the necessary precautions and heed the guidance of local officials."