July 25, 2020

Virus-hit Texas braces as 2020’s first hurricane, Hanna, takes aim

Houston (AFP) – Texas, already struggling with a surge in coronavirus cases, was bracing ¬†Saturday after storm Hanna strengthened into the first Atlantic hurricane of 2020, with meteorologists warning of heavy rain, storm surge and potentially life-threatening flash flooding.The Category 1 storm, with wind speeds of around 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour), strengthened to a hurricane overnight and is expected to make landfall by afternoon or early evening, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.It could bring storm surge of up to five feet and as many as 18 inches of rain to parts…

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