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Tropical Storm Karen Forms off South American Coast, No Threat to Texas
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September 22, 2019

Tropical Storm Karen Forms off South American Coast, No Threat to Texas

What is the danger?
Tropical Storm Karen is the eleventh named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season and is currently located off the northern coast of South America. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Karen is expected to continue moving northwest on Monday, nearing Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Tuesday. Karen poses no threat to Texas.


What you should do:
While Karen is not a threat to Texas, resources are available for those recovering from Tropical Storm Imelda.

Two Local Recovery Centers (LRCs) will open tomorrow, Monday, September 23, 2019, to assist residents impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda. The LRCs will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays at the following locations:

Kingwood United Methodist Church
1799 Woodland Hills Drive,Rm. K-105
Kingwood, TX 77339

Grayson Community Center
13828 Corpus Christie St.
Houston, TX 77015

Residents who need cleanup assistance are encouraged to register their home with Crisis Cleanup by calling 844-451-1954. Crisis Cleanup is an online database used by local faith-based organizations and disaster relief agencies to coordinate cleanup efforts after a disaster. There are no guarantees for service, but all disaster survivors with cleanup needs are asked to register. The Crisis Cleanup line will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can also call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message and receive a call back.
To learn more about Imelda recovery resources, please go to
Where you can learn more:
  • Tropical Weather Information: National Hurricane Center
  • Local Forecast: NWS Forecast Office Houston/Galveston, TX

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