Storm Alert – Hurricane Beryl – July 8, 2024

By Published On: July 8, 2024Categories: Alerts, Storm Season

Hurricane Beryl made landfall in Texas this morning as a Category 1 hurricane, bringing sustained winds of 80 mph. Texans should prepare for a very windy and rainy afternoon and expect winds of 50 mph. Rainfall could range from 5 to 10 inches, raising concerns about flooding on Monday. Fortunately, Beryl is a fast-moving storm, which will limit the duration of heavy rain.

As of this morning, over 1.5 million power outages have been reported throughout Texas. There is a continuing danger of life-threatening storm surge inundation along the Texas coast. Power outages are mounting along the Texas coast after Beryl came ashore Monday, hitting Houston with heavy rains and powerful winds as the storm moved inland.

High waters have quickly begun to close streets across Houston, and flood warnings are in effect across a wide stretch of the Texas coast. The storm’s center is expected to move over eastern Texas this afternoon and then through the lower Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mansfield recently published protocols you can follow after the storm, which you can read here. One important consideration is water in your tank. If you manually stick your tank for inventory, use water finding paste to determine how much water may be in your tank. If you have a tank gauge that reports water, share this with your fuel supplier when ordering fuel. You don’t want to order a load and contaminate even more fuel if you have high water levels. Order a pump out of water and/or fuel polishing to ensure your tank is ready for fresh fuel.

Mansfield is working to keep customers supplied over the coming days to ensure adequate fuel availability. Because of the impact on carrier capacity, Mansfield remains on Code Orange for Texas markets, requesting 48-hr notice for deliveries until the storm passes.

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