TEXAS HIT BY DELUGE OF RAIN, STORM SURGES, EVERYTHING AT ONCE | 2

HURRICANE HANNA

UPDATE 2 – 2220 PT

Image

Hurricane Hanna, the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Texas since Claudette in 2003 has made landfall on Padre Island and mainland Texas in Kennedy County around 1815 CDT.  Over 10+ inches of rain have fallen in some parts of southern portion of the hurricane eye.

Texas Governor Abbott declares a State of Disaster for 32 counties.  It has been assessed as just shy of a CAT 2 status earlier today.

Photo | Galveston  Island HIstoric Pleasure Pier

Photo Credit | NWS Storm Prediction Center

RESOURCES

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center. World Central Kitchens’ Chefs for America have their Brownsville location available and reaady to deploy if needs should arise. NWS Corpus Christi.  Texas Governor Abbott.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

To report non-life threatening issues, such as street flooding or other weather related concerns, call 3-1-1. For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.  – City of McAllen, Texas.

Image

A proclamation has been issued in Hidalgo County declaring a local state of disaster due to the expected catastrophic flooding.  – Richard F. Cortez, Hidalgo County Judge.

THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

“Rain is picking up a little speed.”

Looks like the Hurricane has stalled and sitting.  It appears to be spinning and dumping rain while pushing the storm surge.”

“What started off as a Tropical Storm turned into a Hurricane. Now we have a tornado watach until 0900 CDT Sunday.”

Photo Credit | NWS Brownsville

Image

It’s not hurricane season yet but i’s already a busy one. Stronger storms generally hit the area in late August and September.”

“People refused help from the Fire Department  to evacuate and now the Coast Guard has to risk their lives to rescue them.”

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2 – 7/25/2020 2220 PT

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.