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Hurricane Hanna, the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season, made landfall Saturday on Padre Island, Texas, with maximum winds of 90 mph.
The Category 1 storm continued to strengthen before reaching Padre Island at 5 p.m. Saturday. Hanna’s western eyewall brought hurricane conditions to the coast.
Hurricane Hanna is expected to weaken rapidly as it moves inland.
Hurricane Hanna tracker: Follow the storm as it heads toward Texas landfall
The storm is expected to bring 6 to 12 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 18 inches through Sunday in South Texas and into Mexico, according to the latest forecast. Rain may cause flash flooding, rapid rises in small streams and river flooding.
A few tornadoes are possible Saturday and overnight in parts of the lower to middle Texas coastal plain.
In upper Texas and Louisiana coasts, 3 to 5 inches of rain is expected.
Hurricane Hanna: Live updates on depression coverage in Corpus Christi-area
Hurricane, storm surge warnings, watches
As of 4 p.m.. Saturday, a storm surge warning is in effect for:
- Port Mansfield to Sargent
A hurricane warning is in effect for:
- Port Mansfield to Mesquite Bay
A tropical storm warning is in effect for:
- Barra el Mezquital, Mexico, to Port Mansfield
- Port Aransas to Port O’Connor
On Friday, Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid had issued a voluntary evacuation order, effective immediately, for Ricardo, Riviera, Baffin Bay and Loyola Beach due to the storm’s “imminent threat.”
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