Two disasters in Nueces County as pandemic, hurricane response continue

Two disasters in Nueces County as pandemic, hurricane response continue

CLOSE Waves near Bob Hall Pier as Hurricane Hanna nears landfall Corpus Christi Caller Times Buy Photo Debris fought among boats in the heavily damaged Harbor Del Sol Marina the morning after Hurricane Hanna on Sunday, July 26, 2020.  (Photo: Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times) Nueces County is, indefinitely, under two declarations of disaster – responding to COVID-19 spread, as well as Hurricane Hanna’s tear through landscape. Friday, county commissioners re-upped its disaster declaration for Hanna-related mitigation, first approved last week….

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Port of Corpus Christi awards $10K in hurricane relief to disaster recovery group

Port of Corpus Christi awards $10K in hurricane relief to disaster recovery group

CLOSE Port Mansfield Police urged residents to evacuate the area ahead of Hurricane Hanna’s arrival and expected to be without power for a while. Corpus Christi Caller Times The Port of Corpus Christi has awarded $10,000 to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group, which is working to help those affected by a hurricane that struck the area just days ago. Effects of the storm still are being calculated, but port officials said in a statement Thursday it is…

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City of Corpus Christi to conduct Brush & Debris collection Post Hurricane Hanna

City of Corpus Christi to conduct Brush & Debris collection Post Hurricane Hanna

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – As part of the city’s Hurricane Hanna Response Plan, the City of Corpus Christi’s Solid Waste Department requests residents begin placing their brush and debris curb-side. There will be no citations or fines assessed during this Hurricane response period.  The city-wide removal of debris will begin Monday, August 3, and continue until complete which is estimated to be no more than three weeks. Residents should separate their brush and debris into…

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What happens when a hurricane meets coronavirus? South Texas cities found out the hard way

What happens when a hurricane meets coronavirus? South Texas cities found out the hard way

Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Published 11:30 a.m. CT July 29, 2020 Before Hurricane Hanna dumped at least 15 inches of rain on the South Texas city of Mission, the City Council there approved taking out a $5 million bank loan to ensure the city’s stockpile of equipment to protect against the new coronavirus was sufficient. Having enough face masks, sanitizers, gloves and other personal protective equipment is key to preparing for storms during the coronavirus…

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After Hurricane Hanna: Here's what to know about access to Corpus Christi area beaches

After Hurricane Hanna: Here's what to know about access to Corpus Christi area beaches

CLOSE Gilbert Landin has owned sailboats in the Corpus Christi downtown marina since 1980. His boat was safe from Hurricane #Hanna despite Lawrence St. T-head flooding. Corpus Christi Caller Times Due to damage and cleanup efforts following Hurricane Hanna, Nueces County and Corpus Christi will continue to restrict vehicular access to Bay and Gulf Beaches until Saturday, August 1 at 6 a.m. Vehicular restrictions include golf carts and all-terrain vehicles. Buy Photo A barricade blocks…

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Beach area near Bob Hall Pier closed to clean up debris from Hurricane Hanna

Beach area near Bob Hall Pier closed to clean up debris from Hurricane Hanna

CLOSE Here’s a shot from the beach of the damage. Corpus Christi Caller Times A portion of the beach near the Hurricane Hanna-damaged Bob Hall Pier will be closed long-term to clean up debris.  Scott Cross, director of coastal parks, said the area surrounding the parking lot near Bob Hall Pier will be closed immediately. That area is between Access Roads 4 and 6, he said.  Hurricane Hanna made landfall Saturday at 5 p.m on Padre Island. The storm made…

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Mayor McComb and City Officials to Meet with Governor Greg Abbott Regarding Hurricane Hanna Recovery Efforts

Mayor McComb and City Officials to Meet with Governor Greg Abbott Regarding Hurricane Hanna Recovery Efforts

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Later this morning, Mayor Joe McComb will meet with Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief, Nim Kidd. The Governor is in Corpus Christi to survey storm damage left by Hurricane Hanna. The group will discuss the storm damage, response options, and long-term recovery for the Corpus Christi community. After the briefing, Governor Abbott will hold a press conference at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi at 12 noon.

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County and City Access to Beaches After Hurricane Hanna

County and City Access to Beaches After Hurricane Hanna

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Due to Hurricane Hanna damage and cleanup efforts, along with the closure of vehicular access to Gulf Beaches which was ordered on July 15, 2020, Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi will continue to temporarily restrict vehicular access to Bay and Gulf Beaches within Nueces County through Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 6:00 AM. The vehicular restrictions include golf carts and all-terrain vehicles. BAY BEACHES: North Beach and McGee…

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A breakdown of Hurricane Hanna damage reports, aftermath

A breakdown of Hurricane Hanna damage reports, aftermath

While Hurricane Hanna’s landfall was many miles from Corpus Christi, the storm’s winds and surge were still strong enough to cause what will likely be in the millions of dollars in damage. Depending on location, gusts reached as high as 70 mph, and the sea rose by several feet.  It was enough to cause power outages for tens of thousands of people and take down a portion of the iconic Bob Hall Pier, one of the…

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Brush Cleanup Post Hurricane Hanna

Brush Cleanup Post Hurricane Hanna

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste Department asks residents with small branches or small amounts of yard waste from Hurricane Hanna to place them in their green, trash cart. It is important the lid on the trash cart closes properly. Large brush and other debris can be taken directly to the J.C. Elliott Transfer Station located at Highway 286 and Ayers Street. Hours of operation for the transfer station have…

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A city by city breakdown of Hurricane Hanna damage reports, aftermath

A city by city breakdown of Hurricane Hanna damage reports, aftermath

While Hurricane Hanna’s landfall was many miles from Corpus Christi, the storm’s winds and surge were still strong enough to cause what will likely be in the millions of dollars in damage. Depending on location, gusts reached as high as 70 mph, and the sea rose by several feet.  It was enough to cause power outages for tens of thousands of people and take down a portion of the iconic Bob Hall Pier, one of the…

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Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical depression, winds weaken to 30 mph

Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical depression, winds weaken to 30 mph

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide 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 4 p.m. CDT on Sunday, an update from the National Hurricane Center reported that Hanna was downgraded to…

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Hurricane Hanna likely did not knock down Trump border wall, official says. Here's what we know

Hurricane Hanna likely did not knock down Trump border wall, official says. Here's what we know

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide A spokesman from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said he was looking into the report, but expressed skepticism over its authenticity. AUSTIN — A video gone viral said to show a section of the border fence being blown down by Hurricane Hanna has caught the attention of federal immigration authorities late Sunday who were scrambling to find out if it was true. Roderick Kise, a spokesman for…

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

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

Hurricane Hanna quickly pushed inland overnight, leaving flooding and damage in its path.  The Category 1 storm made landfall at 5 p.m. Saturday at Padre Island with sustained winds of 90 mph.  As of 1 a.m. Sunday, Hanna has weakened into a tropical storm moving west southwest at 9 mph into northern Mexico. At 12:49 p.m., the city of Corpus Christi announced in a news release there were no fatalities from the Category 1 hurricane. Buy Photo Flooding…

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Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical depression as trajectory heads into northeastern Mexico

Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical depression as trajectory heads into northeastern Mexico

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide 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 4 p.m. CDT on Sunday, an update from the National Hurricane Center reported that Hanna was downgraded…

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'We didn't think it'd get this bad:' Corpus Christi responds to Hurricane Hanna damage

'We didn't think it'd get this bad:' Corpus Christi responds to Hurricane Hanna damage

Chris Corley waited patiently to get to his sailboat at Lawrence Street T-head on Sunday morning. Corley, along with seven other sailors, were blocked off by Corpus Christi police as officials waited to assess the pier damage in the city’s downtown marina. Saturday afternoon, both Lawrence and Peoples Street T-heads were inundated by the storm surge produced by Hurricane Hanna, which made landfall as a Category 1. Buy Photo A damaged dock along the People Street T head…

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Hurricane Hanna made landfall as Category 1, leaves 194,000 without power in South Texas

Hurricane Hanna made landfall as Category 1, leaves 194,000 without power in South Texas

Buy Photo AEP crews work to restore power for thousands across South Texas following Hurricane Hanna on Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Photo: Mary Ann Cavazos Beckett/Caller-Times) Hurricane Hanna made landfall Saturday at 5 p.m., causing power outages and flooding in the region. As of Sunday morning, AEP Texas reports 194,400 power outages statewide. The outages were reported in the Corpus Christi, Laredo and Rio Grande Valley regions. More than 37,000 are out of power in Nueces and another 4,000 in San…

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Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical storm as trajectory heads into Mexico

Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical storm as trajectory heads into Mexico

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide 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…

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City Begins Damage Assessment and Cleanup After Hurricane Hanna

City Begins Damage Assessment and Cleanup After Hurricane Hanna

July 26, 2020 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi has been actively working during the entirety of Hurricane Hanna to protect live and property throughout our community. There are up to 300 city employees called into work today in various capacities including emergency operations, damage assessment, clearing debris, cleaning storm drains, and preparing the City to return to normal operations. The City did not have any fatalities during Hurricane Hanna and public…

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Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical storm as it pushes into South Texas

Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical storm as it pushes into South Texas

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide 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…

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Hurricane Hanna leaves 194,000 without power in South Texas

Hurricane Hanna is made landfall Saturday at 5 p.m., causing power outages and flooding in the region. As of Sunday morning, AEP Texas reports 194,400 power outages statewide. The outages were reported in the Corpus Christi, Laredo and Rio Grande Valley regions. The city of Corpus Christi reported power outages scattered throughout the city. An outage map run by utility provider AEP Texas showed hundreds of customers with no power in central Corpus Christi, the Northside, near Six Points and…

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

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

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Hurricane Hanna slams Corpus Christi-area with flooding, damage: Live updates Hurricane Hanna was downgraded to a tropical storm Sunday, but continued to wreak havoc on South Texas. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Hurricane Hanna quickly pushed inland overnight, leaving flooding and…

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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall: Saturday updates of Category 1 storm coverage in Corpus Christi-area

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall: Saturday updates of Category 1 storm coverage in Corpus Christi-area

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. The western part of the eye of Hurricane Hanna is expected to arrive at 2 p.m., the weather service reported. The National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning and storm surge warning at 4…

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Hurricane Hanna weakens slightly as it continues to move inland over Texas

Hurricane Hanna weakens slightly as it continues to move inland over Texas

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide 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.  As of 10 p.m., Hurricane Hanna’s maximum sustained winds had dropped to 75 mph. It is expected to continue…

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Hurricane Hanna moves inland over Texas, triggering tornado warnings

Hurricane Hanna moves inland over Texas, triggering tornado warnings

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Hurricane Hanna, the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season, made landfall Saturday on Padre Island, Texas, with maximum winds of 80 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.  As of 9 p.m., Hurricane Hanna’s maximum sustained winds had dropped to 80 mph. It is expected to continue…

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Hurricane Hanna continues inland over Texas with winds up to 85 mph

Hurricane Hanna continues inland over Texas with winds up to 85 mph

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide 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.  As of 7 p.m., Hurricane Hanna’s maximum sustained winds had dropped to 85 mph. It is expected…

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Hurricane Hanna hits Corpus Christi with wind, heavy rains, knocks down Bob Hall Pier

Hurricane Hanna hits Corpus Christi with wind, heavy rains, knocks down Bob Hall Pier

Hurricane Hanna pounded the Corpus Christi area Saturday with high winds and heavy rainfall that left some flooded. It also took down Bob Hall Pier.  Hanna had been a tropical storm, but was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane early Saturday morning, making it the first such storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Buy Photo Scenes from North Padre Island from Hurricane Hanna. Some flooding and storm surge. (Photo: Annie Rice/Caller-Times) The powerful storm was expected…

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Fishing, dancing and floaties: Here's how Texans greeted Hurricane Hanna

Fishing, dancing and floaties: Here's how Texans greeted Hurricane Hanna

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Fishing, dancing and floaties: Here’s how Texans greeted Hurricane Hanna Before Hurricane Hanna neared landfall Saturday afternoon, Snapchat and Twitter videos showed Texas residents out and about in unsafe flooding conditions. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show…

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Hurricane Hanna makes two landfalls in South Texas. Here's what we know

Hurricane Hanna makes two landfalls in South Texas. Here's what we know

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Hurricane Hanna makes two landfalls in South Texas. Here’s what we know Hurricane Hanna made landfallon Padre Island and in Kenedy County, Texas Saturday. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. This story will be updated. Hurricane Hanna, which was updated to a…

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Videos show residents out in flooding, dangerous conditions as Hurricane Hanna approached

Videos show residents out in flooding, dangerous conditions as Hurricane Hanna approached

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Videos show residents out in flooding, dangerous conditions as Hurricane Hanna approached Before Hurricane Hanna neared landfall Saturday afternoon, Snapchat and Twitter videos showed Texas residents out and about in unsafe flooding conditions. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CLOSE Autoplay Show…

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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall on Padre Island, Texas as Cat 1 storm. Here's what we know

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall on Padre Island, Texas as Cat 1 storm. Here's what we know

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Hurricane Hanna makes landfall on Padre Island, Texas as Cat 1 storm. Here’s what we know Hurricane Hanna made landfall along the south Texas coast Saturday. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. This story will be updated. Hurricane Hanna, which was updated…

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Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall On Texas’ Padre Island

Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall On Texas’ Padre Island

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Padre Island, Texas on Saturday afternoon. The storm made landfall about 15 miles north of Port Mansfield, Texas, with maximum winds of 90 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a 5 p.m. CDT update. Local officials on Saturday asked residents to stay home and ride out the storm, but to also be mindful of the pandemic. The National Hurricane Center said on Twitter…

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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall with winds up to 90 mph on Padre Island, Texas

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall with winds up to 90 mph on Padre Island, Texas

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide 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…

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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall with winds up to 90 mph

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall with winds up to 90 mph

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Hurricane Hanna, the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season, has made landfall on the south coast of Texas.  As of 4 p.m., the Category 1 storm continued to strengthen before making landfall Saturday afternoon. Hanna’s western eyewall is bringing hurricane conditions to the coast and is about 20 miles northeast of Port Mansfield and about 70 miles south of Corpus Christi.  The storm is moving toward the west…

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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall on Texas coast

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall on Texas coast

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. Earlier: A “brief tornado or two will be possible” Saturday morning across portions of the Texas coast, according…

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Hurricane Hanna: See live webcams from Corpus Christi beaches as storm makes landfall

Hurricane Hanna: See live webcams from Corpus Christi beaches as storm makes landfall

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Hurricane Hanna: See live webcams from Corpus Christi beaches as storm makes landfall Tropical Storm Hanna made landfall on Saturday. Watch live beach cams from the North Padre Sea Wall and Whitecap Beach here. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. More Stories…

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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall: Live updates of Category 1 storm coverage in Corpus Christi-area

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall: Live updates of Category 1 storm coverage in Corpus Christi-area

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. The western part of the eye of Hurricane Hanna is expected to arrive at 2 p.m., the weather service reported. The National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning and storm surge warning at 4…

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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall: See the storm track on this map

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall: See the storm track on this map

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Hurricane Hanna makes landfall: See the storm track on this map Track the path of Hurricane Hanna as it moved toward the Texas coast. The storm made landfall 5 p.m. Saturday. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. More Stories Live updates: Hurricane…

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