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As Hurricane Hanna approaches landfall Saturday afternoon, videos and photos on social media show Texas residents out and about in unsafe conditions.
Several people were shown driving through flooded streets while other videos show people walking through them. Footage of San Antonio residents taking photos with the Selena statue in downtown Corpus Christi has also surfaced.
Mayor Joe McComb urged residents Friday to stay at home and avoid being outside during unsafe weather conditions, especially to prevent putting first responders in jeopardy.
Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales also warned against citizens putting themselves in harm’s way.
“We don’t want to have to come rescue you if we can prevent that,” Canales said. “This is not the time to become a storm watcher. Rent the movie, but do not go out there and look for things because you’re going to put yourself in harm’s way. When you do, you’re putting our first responders in limited resource mobility.”
Live updates: Hurricane Hanna coverage in Corpus Christi area
Here’s what residents were doing out and about as Hurricane Hanna approaches landfall:
A ‘lifetime resident’ was spotted fishing off the coast in Corpus Christi
The T-head downtown was riddled with people taking photos and videos from the sidewalk or their cars
A man was seen wandering through rain as hurricane-force conditions strengthened in the area
People are walking through floodwaters in the middle of the street
South Padre Island man tries out his best weatherman impression on the beach
Cars continue to drive through roadways as flooding intensifies
A group of people is seen standing near an area with rough waters
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