Tropical Storm Hermine Moves Over To TexasBy Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
McALLEN (GaeaTimes.com)- Forecasters have divulged that Tropical Storm Hermine shifted across Texas on Tuesday after it made land fall on northeastern Mexico the day before. As predicted by the weather officials of the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, the storm has made its way into southern region on Texas lashing the area with heavy rains as well as strong winds. The Tropical Storm Hermine is said to have focused on the southwestern direction of Corpus Christi, Texas and is gradually moving in the north-northwest direction at 17 miles per hour.
Warnings have been issued in extensive parts of Mexico as well as regions in Texas after the National Hurricane Center has highlighted that the torrential rain which is accompanying Tropical Storm Hermine can result in life-threatening flash floods. It has been reported that the sustained speed of the storm dipped to 50 miles per hour although initially it showcased a force almost similar to a hurricane as it rolled over the coast at a distance of 40 miles from Brownsville, Texas. At the same time, the forecasters have also revealed that as the Tropical Storm Hermine gradually moves towards Oklahoma from Texas, it is expected to lose momentum over the next few days.
Tropical Storm Hermine is the eighth storm of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season. The rain-laden storm is likely to bring an estimated eight inches of rainfall to the northwestern part of Mexico as well as in the southern Texas region. Meanwhile, after the Tropical Storm Hermine crossed over to Texas on early Tuesday, the hurricane warning that was issued in for Mexico has been canceled.
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