Hurricane Hanna slams Texas
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Hurricane Hanna slammed southern Texas over the weekend.
It swept through parts of the state already suffering from a spike in coronavirus cases.
Hanna made landfall on Saturday just south of the Corpus Christi as a Category 1 hurricane.
A popular dock in the area was destroyed with boats piled on top of one another.
The storm was downgraded to a tropical depression but still drenched parts of southern Texas with up to a foot of rain.
This left more than one hundred and forty thousand residents without power as of Sunday morning, according to poweroutage.us.
Sunday President Trump approved a federal emergency declaration, ordering federal assistance to help the state.
The Rio Grande Valley saw damage and terrible flooding from the storm, further devastating the community already struggling to contain a huge surge in Covid-19 cases.
There were numerous reports of water rescues in the area due to stranded cars and flooded streets.
This comes as area hospitals are ready overwhelmed.
In Starr County an ethics committee is being formed to evaluate which patients will receive care and which patients will be sent home to die.
Local officials in Hidalgo and and Starr counties issued stay at home orders.
Posted – 7.27.20