Tropical Storm Hanna Heads for Texas Gulf Coast, Heavy Rain Expected

Tropical Storm Hanna Heads for Texas Gulf Coast, Heavy Rain Expected

Updated 7/27/20: The Weather Channel issued a report offering the latest on Tropical Depression Hanna, which has caused flooding and damage in South Texas.

Tropical Depression Hanna Unleashes Flooding, Power Outages Across South Texas, Northeastern Mexico

Updated 7/26/20: FEMA issued an Emergency Declaration for areas in Texas affected by Hurricane Hanna beginning July 25, 2020 and continuing.

Hurricane Hanna (EM-3530)

Updated 7/26/20: The Weather Channel issued a report providing the latest updates for Hurricane Hanna, which has caused major flooding and power outages across South Texas.

Tropical Storm Hanna Unleashes Flooding, Power Outages Across South Texas, Northeastern Mexico

Additional Resource:

KVEO NBC Local 23 (Tropical Storm Hanna Causing Major Damage Across the Rio Grande Valley)

Updated 7/26/20: The Weather Channel issued a report providing the latest updates for Hurricane Hanna, which has weakened into a tropical storm after making landfall on Padre Island, Texas.

Hanna Drenching South Texas, Northern Mexico with Heavy Rain as it Slides Inland

Additional Resources:

KVEO NBC Local 23 (Flooded Areas: Heavy Rainfall Brings Flooding in the Rio Grand Valley)

The Monitor (More Than 4,000 Outages Reported Across Valley)

Disaster Alert
July 24, 2020

Source: The Weather Channel

NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.

At a Glance

  • Tropical Storm Hanna is headed toward a Texas landfall Saturday.
  • The biggest danger is flooding rainfall.
  • Locally heavy rain will spread across South Texas into northeast Mexico.
  • That locally heavy rain will linger well after landfall.
  • Tropical storm-force winds are expected along and inland of the Texas coast.
  • Rough surf and minor coastal flooding are expected along the northern and western Gulf Coast.

Tropical Storm Hanna formed in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday night and is headed toward a Texas landfall Saturday, with the potential for dangerous rainfall flash flooding extending well inland into northeast Mexico.

Thursday night, Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance mission found winds ticked up just enough to upgrade Tropical Depression Eight to Tropical Storm Hanna, the record earliest eighth named storm, beating Tropical Storm Harvey’s record, set in 2005, according to Phil Klotzbach, tropical scientist at Colorado State University.

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