Hurricane Hanna worsens Texas woes
Hurricane Hanna battered the south Texas coast with blistering winds and crashing waves into the early hours of Sunday, leaving a large area already badly hit by Covid-19 bracing for torrential downpours and potential flash floods.
Texas governor Greg Abbott said during a Saturday briefing that the storm was especially challenging as it was sweeping through an area of the state that has been the worst hit by the coronavirus.
He issued a disaster declaration for 32 counties in Texas that were in the storm’s path.
The Texas area struck by Hanna has struggled to contain outbreaks of Covid-19 in recent weeks. Cases along the state’s coast have soared into tens of thousands.