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2020's 1st Atlantic hurricane lashes Texas; floods expected

Hanna nears hurricane strength, headed for Texas coast
Hanna nears hurricane strength, headed for Texas coast
Hanna nears hurricane strength, headed for Texas coast
Hanna nears hurricane strength, headed for Texas coast
Hanna nears hurricane strength, headed for Texas coast
Posted at 12:54 AM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 01:33:01-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna has roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 1 storm, bringing winds, rain and storm surge to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in coronavirus cases. The National Hurricane Center says the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season made landfall twice Saturday afternoon within the span of a little over an hour. Meteorologists say the biggest concern from Hanna is expected to be flooding from heavy rainfall. Many parts of Texas, including areas near where Hanna came ashore, have been dealing with a recent surge in coronavirus cases. Local officials say they were prepared for whatever the storm might bring.