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Tropical Storm Edouard churns toward island

Published August 3, 2008

GALVESTON — Tropical Storm Edouard formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and could make landfall near Galveston by Tuesday morning, said forecasters with the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Edouard is the hurricane season’s fifth named storm.What had been a cluster of storms around a low-pressure system on Saturday was upgraded to a tropical depression Sunday afternoon and then to a tropical storm at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Forecasters expect the storm will strengthen.

The storm was hugging the Louisiana coast and moving west. A tropical storm watch was in effect from Port Arthur to Galveston.

John Simsen, the emergency management coordinator for Galveston County, said local emergency management officials were preparing for what could be a Category 1 hurricane when Edouard makes landfall. Mary Jo Nashke, the emergency management spokeswoman for the city of Galveston, said the city’s emergency operations center would open at 6 a.m. today.  More from Galveston Daily News

August 3, 2008 - Posted by | weather | ,

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