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Event Details

Event Storm Surge/Tide
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
Begin Date 09/06/2010 12:00:00 CST-6
End Date 09/09/2010 12:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Tropical Depression Hermine was a unique storm in that it formed as a result of the remnants of Tropical Depression number eleven in the Pacific crossing into the Southwest Gulf of Mexico on Sunday September 5, 2010. Hermine quickly gained strength becoming a strong tropical storm with winds of 60 mph in just 15 hours, and made landfall in northeast Mexico exactly 24 hours after it formed on Monday evening, September 6. The tropical storm then turned northward and moved quickly across south Texas into the Texas Hill Country on Tuesday September 7, bringing torrential rainfall, damaging winds and high tides.

The corridor of strongest winds spanned an area along the South Texas coast from near Brownsville to San Antonio. Wind gusts between 50 and 70 mph were reported along the track. Damage was confined primarily to trees, signs, and metal buildings. Hardest hit areas were the cities of Bishop and Orange Grove where the eyewall tracked directly overhead. The storm knocked out power to approximately 20,000 customers in the Coastal Bend.

The heaviest rains fell across the northeast Coastal Bend near Victoria and Seadrift where 4 to 8 inches were reported. Approximately 2 to 3 inches fell across the central Coastal Bend generally east of Highway 281.

Although a few tornado warnings were issued based on radar signatures, there were no confirmed tornadoes.

The strong winds and high surf caused tide levels to peak around 3.5 feet mean sea level along the barrier islands and near 3 feet mean sea level over the inland bays. This was about 2 feet above normal. The higher than normal tides resulted in minor flooding of area beaches, beach access roads and low areas around the inland bays.

A portion of the Coastal Bend area's cotton production had not been harvested yet. Damages to the cotton crop yield occurred in Jim Wells and Nueces Counties. The potential monetary loss was in the millions of dollars. A majority of the area's sesame crop was damaged by the heavy rain and wind.
Event Narrative Storm tides reached 2.5 to 3.5 feet above mean sea level causing minor flooding in Port O'Connor and Indianola.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 485.00K 2.000M
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 09/06/2010 00:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/Tide 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 09/06/2010 12:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 09/07/2010 02:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
JIM WELLS (ZONE) JIM WELLS (ZONE) TX 09/07/2010 03:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 150.00K 1.000M
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 09/07/2010 03:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 09/07/2010 03:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 100.00K 1.000M
BEE (ZONE) BEE (ZONE) TX 09/07/2010 05:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LIVE OAK (ZONE) LIVE OAK (ZONE) TX 09/07/2010 05:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
TELFERNER VICTORIA CO. TX 09/07/2010 08:09 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 485.00K 2.000M