Hurricane Hanna makes landfall on Texas coast

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Follow Saturday’s National Hurricane Center updates: Hana becomes first hurricane of 2020 hurricane season

Update: Hurricane Hanna made landfall at 5 p.m. Saturday at Padre Island. The storm was moving west at 8 mph and producing up to 90 mph sustained winds. 

Hurricane Hanna is expected to produce 5 to 10 inches of rain with isolated totals of 15 inches through Sunday evening in South Texas.


A “brief tornado or two will be possible” Saturday morning across portions of the Texas coast, according to the latest advisory.

As of 10 p.m. Friday, Tropical Storm Hanna is about 165 miles east/southeast of Corpus Christi and is moving west at about 8 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The storm is expected to maintain that path Saturday morning and make a gradual turn toward the west-southwest Saturday night. It should continue in that direction through Sunday.

Evacuations: Kleberg County Judge issues voluntary evacuation order due to Tropical Storm Hanna

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts, and forecasters expect the storm to continue to strengthen ahead of landfall. Tropical storm-force winds extend outward about 80 miles from the center of the storm, according to the weather center’s latest update.

Hanna tracker: Follow the storm as it heads toward Texas landfall

The storm is expected to bring 5 to 10 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 15 inches through Sunday night in south Texas, the forecast states. Flash flooding, rapid rises in small streams and river flooding are possible as a result of the rainfall.

Swells from the storm are expected to increase and impact much of the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Those swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Corpus Christi experienced heavy rainfall late Thursday morning and is expected to see flooding and three to six inches of rain through Monday.

Live webcams: Watch Tropical Storm Hanna make landfall with these webcams from Corpus Christi beaches

Hurricane, storm surge warnings, watches


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As of 10 p.m. Friday, a hurricane warning has been issued from Port Mansfield northward to Mesquite Bay. A hurricane warning means hurricane conditions are expected in the area within 24 hours.

What to do when a warning is declared: Hurricane watches, warnings and evacuations

A storm surge warning has been issues from Baffin Bay to Sargent, including Corpus Christi Bay, Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay and Matagorda Bay. 

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barra el Mezquital Mexico to Port Mansfield Texas and for Mesquite Bay to High Island Texas.

The government of Mexico has also issued a tropical storm warning north of Barra el Mezquital to the Mouth of Rio Grande.

Evacuation orders

Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid has issued a voluntary evacuation order, effective immediately, for Ricardo, Riviera, Baffin Bay and Loyola Beach due to Tropical Storm Hanna’s “imminent threat.”

State resources are on standby for storm assistance

Gov. Greg Abbott said on Thursday that resources were on standby across the state in anticipation of the storm.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management has several agencies on standby to provide support at the request of local officials, including:

  • Texas A&M Forest Service: Saw Crews and Incident Management Teams
  • Texas A&M Engineering and Extension Service: Texas A&M Task Force One and Two Search and Rescue Teams
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: Boat Teams to support Water Rescue Operations
  • Texas Military Department: High Profile Vehicle packages
  • Department of State Health Services: Emergency Medical Task Force severe weather packages
  • Texas Department of Transportation: High Profile Vehicles
  • Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol: Search and Rescue Aircraft with hoist capability and the Tactical Marine Unit

Floods:  What roads are prone to flooding in Corpus Christi?

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Watch Corpus Christi officials give latest storm update

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