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Washington, Jul 26 (Canadian-Media): Heavy rains and life-threatening flooding is expected in Texas on July 26 due to Hurricane Hanna's landfall in Texas on July 25, US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in a statement.
Hurricane Hanna. Image credit: Twitter handle
"The eye of Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Padre Island, Texas, at 5:00 PM CDT (22:00 UTC) about 15 miles (20 km) north of Port Mansfield, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 km/h)," NHC said on Saturday.
According to NHC, the center of Hanna, which was to move inland over south Texas on July 25, will move into northeastern Mexico on Sunday.
"Hanna is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 18 inches through Monday in south Texas and into the Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and northern Tamaulipas. This rain will produce life-threatening flash flooding, rapid rises on small streams, and isolated minor to moderate river flooding. Hanna is also expected to produce 3 to 5 inches of rain along the upper Texas and Louisiana coasts," NHC said.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Douglas continues to move northwest toward Hawaii, according to NHC.
Ahead of Hurricane Hanna's landfall, an emergency declaration was issued July 25 for Hawai, by US President Donald Trump, in anticipation of hurricane Douglas, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
On July 25 Texas Governor Gregory Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 32 counties in Texas.