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

HURRICANE HANNA

UPDATE 2 – 2220 PT

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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.

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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

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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

HURRICANE HANNA HITS TEXAS WITH A 1-2-3 PUNCH ALL AT ONCE | 1

HURRICANE HANNA

Update 1 | 7/25/2020 | 1715 PT, 1915 CDT

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.

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

Photo | Galveston  Island HIstoric Pleasure Pier

Various pier and areas are reporting surf heights of 10-15 feet.  This includes St. Joe’s Island, Horace Caldwell Pier, Fish Pash, North Padre Seawell and the list goes on.  Water temps are 86-88*F with regular air temps at 80*F.

Photo Credit | NWS Storm Prediction Center

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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.

THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

“Waves lapping up against the Corpus Christi Bay Art Museum in Downtown. I am flabbergasted.” Weather Spotter.

“Really quited down. Grazing the eye of the hurricane. The wild howling almost stopped altogether.” – Hurricane Chaser.

“Storm surges at Whitecap Beach, water has passed the dunes and will soon threaten Hwy-361.” – NWS Corpus Christi (7/25/2020 0633 CDT)

Photo Footage | City of Galvenston’s Galveston Beach Surf Cam

“Traffic flowing on freeways in Raymondville, just off of Hwy 177 while power lines are sparking and electricity is out in the area. ” – Relief Organization.

“The Selena Memorial Statue is still standing strongin DT Corpus Christi despite the sea wall and T-head surrounding it is being flooded.” – News Reporter.

“What used to be the McGee Beach in DT Corpus Christi, is now overtaken by a storm surge.” – News Reporter.

“The North Beach in Corpus Christi appears to be decimated by winds, storm surges and high wave action.” – Weather Reporter.

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