Times are tough for Texas …
Virus infections …
Now a Hurricane….
A hurricane bearing down on southern Texas on Saturday began to bring harsh winds and rain to Corpus Christi and the surrounding area, where officials are already struggling to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Powerful winds from Hurricane Hanna, which strengthened from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane on Saturday morning, started to thrash Texas’ coast before noon. Winds could reach up to 110 m.p.h. later in the day, the National Weather Service warned, and forecasters were just as worried about a barrage of rainfall, and even potential tornadoes.
“There could be damage to buildings and structures, especially if there are any tornadoes,” said Brian Field, a forecaster at the National Weather Service. Forecasters warned that the hurricane could snap large trees, mangle roofs and destroy mobile homes.
The storm is expected to make landfall Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane on the southern coast of Texas.
The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for a more than 100-mile-long region on the coast, from Port Mansfield to Mesquite Bay. A storm surge warning reached even farther north, to about 75 miles south of Houston….