Virus-weary Texas braces for Hurricane Hanna's arrival
Posted: Jul 25, 2020 1:20 PM CDT
By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Hanna is rumbling through the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas, which has been dealing with a surge of coronavirus cases in recent weeks. The National Hurricane Center says that as of late Saturday morning, Hanna's maximum sustained winds had increased to 80 mph and that it was expected to make landfall Saturday afternoon or early evening. The storm was centered about 85 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas. Local officials in Texas on Saturday ask residents to stay home and ride out the storm, but also be mindful of the pandemic. Meteorologists say the biggest concern from Hanna is expected to be flash flooding.