Tropical Storm Hanna weakens after making landfall as hurricane in South Texas

Water splashes as cars move along Weslayan Street near Bissonnet, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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UPDATED 3:40 PM PT — Sunday, July 26, 2020

Severe weather conditions are expected to continue in parts of Texas as the region grapples with Tropical Storm Hanna. The system first made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on Saturday before being downgraded on Sunday morning.

Its first touchdown was on Padre Island, which is not far from Corpus Christi. It made landfall again near Kenedy County, which is closer to Mexico.

Hanna ripped across the coast, moving west, and topped out at a maximum wind speed of 90 miles per hour.

Debris floats around damaged boats in a marina after it was hit by Hurricane Hanna, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas. About 30 boats were lost or damaged in the storm at the marina. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Communities across the Texas Gulf Coast have issued flash flood warnings and preliminary damage reports. More than 180,000 customers of American Electric Power also lost power throughout South Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott has already issued a disaster declaration for 32 counties in an effort to hopefully carry out a speedy response to the fallout.

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