Hurricane Beryl made landfall early Monday morning in Texas on the Matagorda Peninsula, about 85 miles southwest of Houston, causing at least two deaths, according to Reuters.

Beryl hit as a Category 1 storm, with winds reaching 80 mph. As of 10 a.m. CT, the National Hurricane Center had downgraded Beryl to a tropical storm. Its path will take it inland over eastern Texas.

According to the National Weather Service, Beryl is expected to “bring very heavy rain, damaging hurricane-force winds and life-threatening storm surge to the Texas coast.”

Beryl has already traveled through the Caribbean as the earliest Category 5 storm ever recorded in the Atlantic, causing at least 11 deaths and widespread destruction. It then traveled across Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico. Beryl is expected to weaken as it travels overland.

The storm caused major power outages in Texas Monday morning. More than 2 million customers in the Houston region have been affected, according to a state-wide outage tracker.

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  • Beryl expected to become ‘post-tropical cyclone’ on Tuesday

    The National Hurricane Center reported Monday afternoon that maximum sustained winds from Tropical Storm Beryl had decreased to about 60 mph, with higher wind gusts up to 58 mph near the entrance to Galveston Bay. The NHC is now predicting that Beryl will become a post-tropical cyclone on Tuesday.

    Meteorologists warn that flash flooding and gusty winds are still happening over eastern Texas.

    A tropical storm and storm surge warning are also in effect for the Galveston area, including Galveston Bay, north of San Luis Pass to Sabine Pass, which is east of Houston.

  • Photos: Scenes from Beryl’s aftermath in Texas

  • At least 2 killed in Texas storm damage

    Reuters reports:

    In Texas, a 53-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman were killed in two incidents by trees that fell on their homes in the Houston area on Monday, according to Harris County officials.

  • Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport reports wind gust of 81 mph

    Strong winds are still bearing down in eastern Texas, creating “very hazardous conditions,” according to the National Hurricane Center.

    Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport reported a wind gust of 81 mph at 12 p.m. CT.

    Maximum sustained winds of 65 mph have also been reported around the area.

  • Possible electrical fire and free-flying debris captured on video in Houston area

    Bryce Newberry, a reporter for Houston’s NBC affiliate, posted videos on X of damage around the Houston area caused by Beryl.

    One video shows construction materials flying off of a high-rise structure in Houston’s museum district. Newberry says the construction had been halted for several months.

    Another video shows debris from Beryl that collapsed onto power lines in the South Loop part of the city.

    A downed power line caused a possible electrical fire to break out at a Houston flea market, damaging four units of the market, Newberry reported. There were reportedly no injuries.

  • Houston firefighters rescue man trapped in floodwaters

    A man was rescued by Houston firefighters near the city’s Astrodome after he became trapped in his pickup truck by floodwaters.

    Nick Natario, a reporter from ABC’s Houston affiliate, posted video and pictures on X that showed the man on top of his white pickup truck in the middle of high floodwaters that filled Texas state Highway 288 on Monday. The video shows the man in a life jacket putting a life preserver around his body. Pictures showed him being taken out of the water and helped to solid ground.

    He was taken away from the scene by ambulance.

  • Photo: Rainwater floods a Houston underpass

    Rainwater floods a highway underpass.

    (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

  • Now is not the time to relax, forecasters warn

    Weather forecasters tracking Beryl are urging those in the tropical storm’s path not to let their guard down even as the storm weakens this week.

    “Beryl has been a resilient storm ever since it exploded into a Category 5 hurricane in the Caribbean last week,” Alex DaSilva, AccuWeather’s lead hurricane expert, said in a news release. “People in the path of Beryl’s track should not let their guard down this week. Beryl will bring the risk of tornadoes as far away as Ohio. Downpours from Beryl could also cause flash flooding as far north as Detroit, more than 1,100 miles from where Beryl made landfall in Texas.”

    The storm, which was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm earlier Monday, is expected to continue weakening as it moves northeast from Texas through Arkansas and into Missouri and the upper Midwest.

    A map of Beryl's projected path as of 6 a.m. ET.

    A map of Beryl’s projected path as of 6 a.m. ET. (National Hurricane Center)

  • More than 2.5 million customers are without power

    Tropical Storm Beryl continues to cause widespread power outages in Texas as it moves inland.

    According to PowerOutage.us, there are now more than 2.5 million customers without power, or roughly 20% of the state.

    A graphic indicates the location of power outages in Texas.

    Beryl has caused widespread power outages in Texas. (PowerOutage.us)

  • ‘Life-threatening’ surf and rip currents, tornadoes, flooding, and ‘damaging wind gusts’ predicted for much of Monday

    A fallen tree lies over the back of a pickup truck.

    A fallen tree lies over a vehicle in the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, in Ganado, Texas, on Monday. (Daniel Becerril/Reuters)

    Tropical storm Beryl is continuing to move over eastern Texas Monday but will make its way through the lower Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

    Here’s the latest from NHC’s 10 a.m. CT advisory:

    • Wind: Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph, with higher “damaging wind gusts.” The conditions are likely to continue within the tropical storm warning area for the next several hours.

    • Storm surge: The combination of storm surge and tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach up to 4 to 6 feet in places like Freeport and Galveston Bay.

    • Rainfall: The upper Texas coast and eastern Texas are expected to receive as much as 15 inches of rain into Monday night. Meteorologists warn of “considerable flash and urban flooding as well as minor to isolated major river flooding.” Southeastern Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Missouri are also expected to receive 3-5 inches of rainfall Monday night into Tuesday.

    • Tornadoes: Parts of east Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas could experience several tornadoes through Monday night.

    • Surf: Swells around eastern Mexico and the northern and western Gulf Coast of the U.S. are expected to cause “life-threatening surf and rip current conditions” into the next day.

  • Tornado watch issued for parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas

    A tornado watch that was issued along Beryl’s path in Texas has been expanded to include parts of Louisiana and Arkansas, the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center said in its most recent outlook.

    “Several tornadoes will be possible today, in association with Tropical Cyclone Beryl, from southeast Texas into northwest Louisiana and far southwest Arkansas,” the center’s forecast said, adding that there is “an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms” for the same areas.

    Earlier Monday, tornado warnings were issued for the Houston area. They were lifted late Monday morning.

  • How to track Houston floodwaters

    Two cars with floodwaters up to their wheels.

    Vehicles sit in Beryl’s floodwaters in Houston. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

    The Harris County Flood Control District’s Flood Warning System continuously monitors rainfall and water levels in the Houston-based county.

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is in Seoul as Beryl blasts his state

    As Beryl moves across Texas, bring with it life-threatening wind, rain and storm surge, Gov. Greg Abbott is on a previously scheduled trip to East Asia.

    “While I am in Taiwan, South Korea & Japan working on business deals worth billions, I remain in daily contact with Texas Division of Emergency Management & local officials to ensure preparation for Hurricane Beryl,” Abbott said in a post on X Sunday. “Your safety is our top concern.”

    After Beryl made landfall near Matagorda, Texas, early Monday, Abbott posted a photos from what he described as a “very productive afternoon in Seoul.”

  • Photos: Hurricane Beryl hits Texas after leaving heavy damage in Jamaica and Mexico

    A group of people crouched down hiding behind a car to shield themselves from wind and rain from Hurricane Beryl.

    A group of people hide behind a car to shield themselves from wind and rain from Hurricane Beryl as they film videos for social media on Monday in Bay City, Texas. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images)

    Hurricane Beryl pummeled the Texas coastline early Monday as a Category 1 storm, bringing with it life-threatening winds and and major power outages. Wind speeds were reported as high as 94 mph, and flood warnings were issued across several areas of the Texas coast.

    As of 10 a.m. CT on Monday, Beryl had been downgraded to a tropical storm as it continued to move inland across eastern Texas.

    Last week, Beryl emerged as the earliest Category 5 storm on record in the Atlantic, sweeping a path of destruction in the eastern Caribbean and Jamaica before crossing into Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico. At least 11 people were reported killed in the Caribbean.

    Here are some photos from Beryl’s path:

  • Biden makes no mention of Beryl on ‘Morning Joe’

    A screengrab from Monday's broadcast of

    MSNBC

    President Biden called in to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday and made no mention of Hurricane Beryl in an 18-minute live interview.

    Biden was instead focused on his reelection campaign in the wake of his disastrous performance at last month’s debate in Atlanta, and dismissing mounting calls for him to drop out of the race.

    “The bottom line here is that we’re not going anywhere,” Biden said. “I am not going anywhere.”

    Biden is however “receiving regular updates” on the storm, a White House official said, adding that the administration is in “close contact” with state and local officials.

  • Downed traffic lights, trees and flooding in Lake Jackson

    Powerful winds in Lake Jackson, a city in the greater Houston metropolitan area, have caused significant damage to roads and homes.

    Robert Arnold, a reporter for NBC’s Houston affiliate, posted videos on X of downed traffic lights and trees, and flooding, as heavy rainfall and powerful winds bear down on the community.

  • Beryl downgraded to tropical storm

    The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Beryl from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm, warning that life-threatening storm surges, damaging wind gusts, flooding and rainfall continue over eastern Texas.

  • Photos: Downed trees in Spring, Texas

    Fire crews in Spring, Texas, a community 25 miles north of downtown Houston, are responding to downed trees and power lines, among other emergencies, as Beryl bears down on eastern Texas.

    The Spring Fire Department posted photos on X of downed trees in front of residences in the community.

  • More than 2 million customers are without power

    Hurricane Beryl continues to cause widespread power outages in Texas as it moves inland.

    According to PowerOutage.us, a website that tracks power outages around the country, there are now more than 2 million customers without power in the state.

    In Matagorda and Brazoria counties, where Beryl made landfall, nearly 100% of customers tracked by the website are out of service.

    Map of Texas counties color-coded by percentage of homes within them having lost power.

    Beryl has caused widespread power outages in Texas. (PowerOutage.us)

  • FEMA’s power outage safety tips

    A Fire Rescue emergency vehicle drives on a deserted highway, near a downed power line.

    Power lines downed by the effects of Hurricane Beryl block a highway near Palacios, Texas, on Monday. (Eric Gay/AP)

    Here are safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for when you’re experiencing a power outage during a storm:

    • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home.

    • Turn off appliances and electronics to prevent electrical surge damage.

    • Have a backup plan to refrigerate medicines and for medical devices that require power.

    • Check with local officials about heating and cooling locations open near you.

    • Stock up on batteries, nonperishable food items and water.

    • Have flashlights for household members.

    • Place generators outside and keep them dry and well-grounded. Don’t plug them into your wall’s outlet or a main electrical panel.