Hurricane Hanna makes Landfall in Texas and moves towards Mexico

  • Hurricane Hanna made landfall in the US on Saturday. It caused life-threatening flash flooding in southern Texas and north-eastern Mexico. However, since its landfall, it has weakened and it has been downgraded to a tropical storm from the initial Category One hurricane (the lowest in five-step Saffir-Simpson scale). The US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has said that rains and strong winds continue to remain a threat. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a disaster declaration for 32 counties in the state. On Saturday, Hurricane Hanna made its landfall on Padre Island and moved to Mexico on Sunday. US President Donald Trump tweeted that his administration is closely monitoring Hanna and also closely coordinating with the administration of both Texas and Hawaii.