Hurricane Beryl Devastates Texas: Over 2.6 Million Without Power, Major Flooding in Houston

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Hurricane Beryl Batters Texas, Leaves Over 2.6 Million Without Power, Causes Major Flooding in Houston

More than 2.6 million people are without power in the Houston area as Hurricane Beryl continues to wreak havoc on Texas. The storm made landfall early Monday morning as a Category 1 hurricane near Matagorda, about 100 miles southwest of Houston, with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.

At least two people have been reported dead as a result of the storm. A 74-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her home in the Houston suburb of Bammel, while a 53-year-old man was killed in the suburb of Humble when a tree fell on his house, trapping him beneath the debris.

Houston Mayor John Whitmire has urged residents to stay off the roads and shelter in place as parts of the city are under 10 inches of water. "If we look out for each other, we will come out of this as safely as possible," he said during a press conference on Monday.

The widespread power outages are expected to last for several days, leaving many residents without access to food and water. CenterPoint Energy has reported that more than 2.1 million customers are without power in the Houston area.

Crews have responded to several high water rescues in the area, and there has been major flooding in Houston. Neighborhoods are flooded and there is structural damage throughout the city.

Hurricane Beryl is expected to continue lashing the Gulf Coast as it moves inland. The storm is bringing high winds and heavy rains, and residents are urged to stay safe and follow the instructions of local authorities.

As the cleanup and recovery efforts begin, it is important to remember the resilience and strength of the American people. In times of crisis, we come together to support one another and rebuild our communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Hurricane Beryl.


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