Hurricane Beryl’s Impact Immediately Felt as It Makes Landfall in Texas – Widespread Power Outages Reported

Hurricane Beryl delivered a beating when it made landfall in Texas.

The Category 1 storm came ashore about 4 a.m. Monday local time near Matagorda, about 110 miles south of Houston, according to USA Today.

It left power outages affecting 1.7 million customers, according to KTRK-TV in Houston. And it caused at least one death in Texas.

In Harris County, home to Houston, a 53-year-old man was sheltering in his home with his family when a tree downed by the storm fell on the house, according to NBC News.

The man’s wife and children were not hurt, according to a social media post by Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.


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Beryl caused at least 11 deaths as it made its way through the Caribbean, according to The Associated Press.

The storm spurred plenty of social media posts:


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The storm was expected to continue moving north, bringing heavy rains to southeastern Texas, Arkansas and southern Missouri on Monday and Tuesday, USA Today reported.

About 14 million Americans from Texas to southern Illinois were under flood watches, NBC News reported.

“As tropical moisture heads north through the week, the storm could produce 2 to 4 inches of rain and raise flood concerns for cities such as St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit,” the report said.

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