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Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall on Padre Island, Texas; Flooding Rainfall Expected Into Sunday

Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall on Padre Island, Texas; Flooding Rainfall Expected Into Sunday

By weather.com meteorologists

3 hours ago

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Hanna Slams Texas With Strong Winds and Heavy Rain

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Hanna Slams Texas With Strong Winds and Heavy Rain

Hurricane Hanna to spin thru south Texas to northern Mexico

At a Glance

  • The biggest danger going forward is flooding rainfall.
  • Locally heavy rain will spread across South Texas into northeast Mexico.
  • That locally heavy rain will linger well after landfall.
  • Hurricane force winds are likely along the Texas coast.
  • Rough surf and minor coastal flooding are expected along the northern and western Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Hanna is now moving westward across South Texas as a Category 1 Hurricane from its landfall spot on Padre Island, but the potential for dangerous flash flooding extends through the weekend.

Sustained winds peaked at 90 mph before landfall, according to the Hurricane Hunters, but winds are now decreasing. The hurricane’s severe eyewall is moving inland between Corpus Christi and Brownsville. Some areas between Corpus Christi and Brownsville will get a break in the wind and rain as Hanna’s eye continues to move ashore.

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