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Hurricane Hanna worsens Texas woes

Governor issues disaster declaration for 32 counties in the US state that were in the storm’s path
Bob Hall Pier is taped off the morning after Hurricane Hanna on Sunday

Reuters   |   Texas   |   Published 27.07.20, 01:48 AM

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. 

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