Beryl threat increases as storm inches closer to Houston. Commuters and travelers need to plan

HOUSTON – As the threat of Hurricane Beryl increases as the storm inches closer to the Houston area, those who are planning to travel during impact hours are advised to plan ahead.

According to Dan Riley, with the National Weather Service, it is best to travel before Monday and Tuesday as those days will be the most impacted He said some areas could see up to 10-15 inches of rain, depending on where the storm lands.

Here’s how Houston airports and airlines are planning ahead of Beryl’s landfall in Texas.

The timeline and information could change as the storm moves into the Gulf of Mexico. Please stay check back for the latest information.

Houston airports

The biggest thing is passengers should check their flight status before leaving for airport.

Sunday and Monday will be busy travel days.

Any cancellations and flight changes will come from the airlines.

United Airlines

You can reschedule your trip and we’ll waive change fees and fare differences. But, your new flight must be a United flight departing between July 4, 2024 and July 16, 2024. Tickets must be in the same cabin and between the same cities as originally booked.

“We are closely monitoring Beryl and have extended our travel waiver and added a waiver for south Texas. We encourage customers to visit or use our mobile app to check their flight status and view the latest information.”

Flights to or from the following areas may be impacted:

July 7, 2024 – July 9, 2024

  • Brownsville, TX, US (BRO)

  • Corpus Christi, TX, US (CRP)

  • Harlingen, TX, US (HRL)

  • McAllen, TX, US (MFE)

  • Victoria, TX, US (VCT

Southwest Airlines

Based on the forecasted weather conditions for the following cities and dates, our scheduled service may be disrupted (flights may be delayed, diverted, and/or canceled):

Friday – Sunday, July 5-7

  • Belize City, Belize (BZE)

  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)

  • Cozumel, Mexico (CZM)

  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM)

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)

Saturday – Tuesday, July 6-9

  • Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)

  • Harlingen, TX (HRL)

“Customers holding reservations to, from, or through the cities listed above on the corresponding dates who want to alter their travel plans may rebook or travel standby (within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city pairs and in accordance with our accommodation procedures) without paying additional charges.

“Customers who purchased their flights via or our mobile app or by calling Southwest Airlines are eligible to reschedule their travel plans online or from their mobile device.

“If you are calling Southwest Airlines from one of our international cities, please visit our Help Center for contact information.

“Additionally, Customers holding reservations for a flight that is canceled or Customers who opt not to travel as a result of a significant delay may request a refund for the unused portion of their ticket. Alternatively, Customers may cancel the reservation and hold the value of the unused portion of the ticket as a flight credit that can be used to buy a future flight.

“For specific flight information, you may check flight status.”

Areas drivers should avoid during heavy rain events

When floodwaters begin to rise in Houston, crews usually begin blocking intersections and underpasses to keep drivers safe.

Officials said all intersections and underpasses have the potential to be dangerous during storms, and that locations of serious flooding can vary. It is never safe to drive through water that covers a roadway. Remember the adage: Turn around. Don’t drown.

Houston’s Public Works Department has provided the following list of areas, intersections or underpasses that are prone to problems during a flood event.

High water barricade locations

City officials said the following intersections or underpasses could be barricaded if flooding becomes a problem:

  • Greens Road at 45 N. Fwy.

  • Greens Road at E. Hardy Road

  • Washington Avenue at Hempstead

  • Barker Cypress at W. Parkview

  • Barker Cypress at Clay

  • Barker Cypress at Saums

  • Clay Road at West of Brittmore Road

  • Crosstimber at 45 N. Fwy.

  • Kelly Road at Hardy Toll Road

  • West of Boundary St. at North Main St.

  • Jensen Dr. at South of Bennington St.

  • Bennington St. at 59 North Fwy.

  • Jensen at N. Of 610 Fwy.

  • Mesa at N. Of U.S. 90 Hwy.

  • Katy Road at Silver Eagle

  • Allen Pkwy. at Waugh Dr.

  • Memorial at Waugh Dr.

  • White Oak at Taylor

  • White Oak at Sabine

  • Studewood at I-10 Fwy.

  • Center St. at Houston Ave.

  • Houston Ave. at I-10 Fwy.

  • North Main at Burnett

  • 2900 Allen Pkwy. at Montrose Dr.

  • Memorial at Shepherd

  • Memorial at Studewood

  • Memorial Dr. at Houston Avenue

  • Lamar St. at Bagby

  • Walker St. at West of Bagby

  • Travis St. at I-10 Fwy.

  • Louisiana St. at North of Franklin St.

  • 1300 Commerce St. at Austin St.

  • Texas St. at Prairie St.

  • Franklin St. at St. Emanuel St.

  • Jensen Dr. at North of Lyons Ave.

  • 7000 Main St. at Holcombe Blvd.

  • 7000 Fannin St. at Holcombe Blvd.

  • Lawndale St. at Braes Bayou

  • 9600 Lawndale at E. Of Goodyear Dr.

  • Galveston Rd. at S. Of Howard

Underpass locations

City officials said the underpasses at the following locations could become problematic if heavy rain falls:

  • 100 Milam St

  • 100 Shepherd Dr Fr

  • 100 Yale

  • 1000 Houston Ave

  • 11600 West Park

  • 11700 Richmond

  • 11700 West Park

  • 1200 Studemont

  • 1200 Wayside

  • 1500 North Main

  • 1600 East Crosstimbers

  • 1600 Jensen

  • 1900 Kelly

  • 200 75th

  • 200 Forest Hill

  • 2100 Franklin

  • 2400 Harrisburg

  • 2900 Allen Parkway

  • 300 Studewood

  • 3400 North Shepherd

  • 3500 Kelly

  • 3800 Polk

  • 400 Houston Ave

  • 4800 Elgin

  • 4800 Memorial

  • 4900 Galveston Rd

  • 5000 Washington

  • 5600 Mesa

  • 600 Broadway

  • 6500 Jensen

  • 7000 Clinton

  • 7000 Fannin

  • 7000 Main

  • 7000 Old Katy Road

  • 7200 J W Peavy

  • 7200 Senate Ave

  • 8000 Memorial

  • 8100 Harrisburg

  • 8100 Hempstead

  • 9600 Lawndale

Flood signal locations

City officials said to look for flood signals in these areas if heavy rain falls:

  • 4401 Elgin St (Ih-45s And Railroad)

  • 1989 Allen Pkwy (Montrose)

  • 3087 Allen Pkwy (Waugh)

  • Main & Holcombe Blvd (1000 Blk Holcombe)

  • Fannin & Holcombe Blvd (1100 Blk Holcombe)

  • 6514 Jensen Dr (Creston)

  • 1700 Jensen Dr (Railroad)

  • 3500 Kelley (Between Ih-69 Hov And Jensen)

  • 5800 Elysian St (North Loop 610 East)

  • 7506 E Hardy Rd (Hardy Toll Road And Crosstimbers)

  • 5405 Mesa Dr (Liberty And Railroad)

  • 10704 W Little York Rd (Between Business Park And Sam Houston Tollway West)

  • 774 Houston Ave (Memorial)

  • 4450 Memorial Dr (Shepherd)

  • Houston Ave & Center St (1100 Block Houston Ave)

  • 600 Brooks St (North Main)

  • 7220 Clinton Dr (North Wayside)

  • Yale & Center St (100 Block Yale)

  • 9600 Lawndale (Sims Bayou)

  • 615 Broadway St (Between East Erath And East Elm)

  • 8040 Harrisburg Blvd (Railroad)

  • 306 S 75th St (Between Railroad And Rusk)

  • 247 Forest Hill Blvd (Between Rusk And Capitol)

  • 6598 Lawndale (Wayside)

  • 3799 Polk (Milby And Railroad)

  • 2050 Franklin St (Commerce)

  • 5455 Old Spanish Trl (Spur 5 And Railroad)

  • 4953 Galveston Rd (Allendale And Railroad)

  • 10200 Old Katy Rd (Conrad Sauer)

  • 7095 J W Peavy Dr (Railroad)

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