Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical storm as trajectory heads into Mexico

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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 made a second landfall in Kenedy County at 6:15 p.m. 

Around 1 a.m. CDT on Sunday, an update from the National Hurricane Center reported that Hanna was downgraded to a tropical storm.

On Sunday, the storm is expected to produce heavy rain and dangerous flash flooding over southeast Texas and northeast Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Where is Hurricane Hanna?

As of 10 a.m. Sunday, Hurricane Hanna’s maximum sustained winds had dropped to 45 mph. 

The hurricane continued moving at 9 mph toward the west-southwest Sunday. By 1 p.m. it was 10 miles north of Monterrey, Mexico.

Hurricane Hanna tracker: Follow the storm as it heads over Texas after 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 through Sunday evening in parts of the lower to middle Texas coastal plain. 

Swells generated by Hanna will continue to affect much of the Texas and Louisiana coasts for another day or so.

Sunday updates: Hurricane Hanna slams Corpus Christi-area with flooding, damage: Live updates

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

Hurricane, storm surge warnings, watches


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As of 10 a.m., Sunday a Tropical storm warning is in effect for:

  • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barra el Mezquital Mexico to the Mouth of the Rio Grande

Evacuation orders

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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