Hurricane Beryl's Impact Immediately Felt as It Makes Landfall in Texas - Widespread Power Outages Reported


Hurricane Beryl delivered a beating when it made landfall in Texas.

The Category 1 storm came ashore about 4 a.m. Monday local time near Matagorda, about 110 miles south of Houston, according to USA Today.

It left power outages affecting 1.7 million customers, according to KTRK-TV in Houston. And it caused at least one death in Texas.

In Harris County, home to Houston, a 53-year-old man was sheltering in his home with his family when a tree downed by the storm fell on the house, according to NBC News.

The man’s wife and children were not hurt, according to a social media post by Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Obama 'Very Upset' with Kamala Harris, 'Knows She Can't Win' as Democrats Suffer Internal Battle

Beryl caused at least 11 deaths as it made its way through the Caribbean, according to The Associated Press.

The storm spurred plenty of social media posts:

Meteorologists' Fear Becoming Grim Reality as Record-Smashing Storm Beryl Turns Toward Texas

The storm was expected to continue moving north, bringing heavy rains to southeastern Texas, Arkansas and southern Missouri on Monday and Tuesday, USA Today reported.

About 14 million Americans from Texas to southern Illinois were under flood watches, NBC News reported.

“As tropical moisture heads north through the week, the storm could produce 2 to 4 inches of rain and raise flood concerns for cities such as St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit,” the report said.

An Important Message from Our Staff:


We who work here at The Western Journal have fought for years against Big Tech and the elites who want to shut us down and then shut America down. 


Make no mistake — nothing will be the same after November 2024. Will you help us fight? Will you help us expose the America-hating elites who will do everything they can to steal this election? 


We’re a small group of people fighting to save the country for our readers and for our own family and friends. Can we count on your help?


At this point, Big Tech has cut off our access to 90% of advertisers. Imagine if someone took 90% of your paycheck and there was nothing you could do. They’re trying to starve us out.


Donations from readers like you have literally helped keep our lights on, and we need you now more than ever. 


We operate on a shoestring budget, but with that budget, we terrify the globalists. Please help us continue the fight. Stand with us, and we will never surrender.


Thank you for reading The Western Journal and for believing in America. 


It is a pleasure to serve you.


P.S. Please don’t let the America-hating left win. Stand with us today!

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

, , , , , ,
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.