Hurricane Hanna made a ferocious entrance into South Texas on Saturday but by early Sunday had weakened to a tropical storm as it moved inland.
However a huge worries for a 32-county region anticipated to be affected by the storm were anticipated continuing heavy rain in addition to flood during the weekend.
“We are not even near at this time,” Chris Birchfield, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told The Associated Press.
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President Trump composed on Twitter on Saturday evening the White House was closely tracking Hanna — also as Hurricane Douglas, that was forthcoming Hawaii.
Hanna was an undesirable guest for Texas, a country already being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
The storm — the very first of this 2020 Atlantic cyclone year — made landfall twice Saturday afternoon for a Category 1 storm — both times in little over one hour. Its first landfall arrived about 5 p.m. local time in Padre Island, its next landfall arrived in Kenedy County approximately 6:15 p.m., the Caller Times of Corpus Christi reported.
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However, by 1 a.m. Sunday, the 90-mph wind gusts which Hanna brought together with her if making landfall had slowed to about 70 mph, falling Hanna’s standing into a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.
At the moment, the tropical storm was roughly 30 kilometers north-northwest of McAllen, Texas, going about 9 mph, the center reported.
Months before, until it hit territory, its ferocity was obvious Saturday day in Nueces County, at which the force of this storm led to the Bob Hall Pier to fall, according to a Facebook place by Nueces County Emergency Service District No. 2.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration on Saturday for 32 counties expected to believe the effect of the storm, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Heavy rains were expected to last in the area through the weekend.
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Forecasters were calling rainfall up to 12 inches during Sunday night, with some areas seeing up to 18 inches. ) Cameron County near the Mexican border, that comprises Brownsville, had seen eight inches of rainfall, the AP reported.
Despite its own force, Hanna wasn’t anticipated to be as damaging as Hurricane Harvey, the Category 4 hurricane which ravaged Texas and Louisiana in August 2017. Harvey abandoned 68 Texans dead and brought $125 billion in damage from the country, the AP reported.