Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas

Hurricane Hanna is expected to make landfall along the Texas coast sometime Saturday.

Powerful winds from Hurricane Hanna, which strengthened from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane Saturday morning, are expected to thrash Texas' coast.

"The primary threat from this is going to be rainfall", Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the centre, said Friday.

The storm could bring up to 1 foot of rain to the region over the weekend, with some areas getting up to 18 inches.

More severe weather to target storm-weary areas of the U.S.

At the virtual health news conference, Young said there was a video circulating on social media which claimed the storm had affected Toco.

To the south of Corpus Christiin Cameron County, Judge Eddie Treviño told the AP that if families are evacuated to shelters, there are plans in place to make sure they are socially distanced from one another. A buoy near the southwestern eye wall of the storm recorded a wind gust of 63 miles per hour Saturday morning according to the 10 a.m. ET update from the National Hurricane Center.

Gov. David Ige of Hawaii on Thursday issued a pre-landfall emergency proclamation, which authorized the spending of state funds for quick and efficient disaster relief. Hurricane Douglas is in the Pacific and is expected to either pass nearby or over the main Hawaiian islands between Saturday and Sunday evening.

"And we don't just focus on the wind".

It will be fueled by warm Gulf of Mexico water and its winds could even reach 90 miles per hour before it comes ashore "in relatively sparsely populated areas", said Ryan Truchelut, president of WeatherTiger LLC in Tallahassee, Florida. In a statement, Abbott said he was "preparing state resources to assist communities with potential flooding and heavy rainfall".

"Weakening is expected after Gonzalo moves into the Caribbean Sea, and the cyclone is expected to dissipate by the middle of next week", the NHC said in its 2:00 pm (local time) bulletin.

But the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) noted that there "is considerable uncertainty in the intensity forecast, but some strengthening is possible during the next day or so, before Gonzalo reaches the southern Windward Islands".

Gonzalo is forecast to move across the southern Windward Islands this afternoon or evening and into the eastern Caribbean, where it likely will meet its demise. Isolated areas could get up to 5 inches.

The Atlantic hurricane season in the autumn may be more extreme than usual, the German reinsurer Munich Re said Thursday. The systems made 2020 the sixth year in a row that a storm developed before the official start of the season. Three to six of those could develop into Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricanes, it said. On average, it takes until mid-September for the seventh and eighth named storms to develop.

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