CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Padre Island, Texas on Saturday afternoon.
The storm made landfall about 15 miles north of Port Mansfield, Texas, with maximum winds of 90 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a 5 p.m. CDT update.READ MORE: 'We Are Devastated', Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces Passing Of President & CEO Ann Koonsman
Local officials on Saturday asked residents to stay home and ride out the storm, but to also be mindful of the pandemic.
The National Hurricane Center said on Twitter that hurricane conditions will continue through the warned-area during the evening, along with “life-threatening” storm surge and flash flooding.
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Areas of South Texas have had to brace for the hurricane amid spikes in COVID-19 cases.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Matagorda, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, and ZapataMORE NEWS: North Texas Hospitals Asked to Make Concessions As Nation Faces Blood Supply Shortage
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