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Hurricane Hanna Threat : NHC Warns of Heavy Rain Possibilities in Texa and Northern Mexico

Hurricane Hanna : NHC Warns of Heavy Rain Possibilities in Texa and Northern Mexico
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The NHC warned that despite losing strength, with winds dropping to 60 miles per hour, Hanna was still expected to bring heavy rains to parts of Texas and northern Mexico that will “result in life-threatening flash flooding.” 

Hurricane Hanna has made landfall in southern Texas, with US officials warning of life-threatening storm surge, strong winds and heavy rains.

Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 32 counties, saying the coronavirus outbreak would complicate the work of the emergencies services.

Hurricane Hanna : NHC Warns of Heavy Rain Possibilities in Texa and Northern Mexico

Hanna made landfall on Padre Island on Saturday, and is now battering the area between Corpus Christi and Brownsville.

With winds up to 90mph (145km/h), the storm was tearing roofs off homes.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or widespread damage. 


Forecasters warned residents to brace themselves for 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters) of rainfall over a 24-hour period in the region, in addition to coastal swells that could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

"The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline,'' the Miami-based Hurricane Center said.

US President Donald Trump tweeted that his administration was closely monitoring Hanna, as well as Hurricane Douglas, which is approaching Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean.

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