Tropical Depression 14 – 08/20 11 AM Update

The National Hurricane Center has started issuing Advisories on Tropical Depression No. 14, which is currently located east of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea. The NHC anticipates TD 14 continuing to strengthen over the northwestern Caribbean Sea potentially becoming a Tropical Storm later today. The latest forecast shows it moving across the Yucatan Peninsula over the weekend and entering the southern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, potentially moving toward the Texas Coast early to middle of next week. It is too early to know the exact location of landfall and the impacts / strength of this system, but everyone along the Texas Coast are encouraged to closely monitor the development of this system and review local Hurricane Preparedness Plans.

The District along with our District Engineer and Operator are continuing to monitor the conditions throughout the week and over the Weekend. We encourage everyone to stay informed by visiting your favorite local weather source, including the National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center, and West Gulf River Forecast Center. If you have not already done so, please remember to sign up for Emergency Updates from Fort Bend County.