Gov. Abbott: State to use SA’s Freeman Coliseum as reception center, hotels to house hurricane evacuees
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The city of San Antonio will be assisting the state in its response to Hurricane Hanna, as announced by Governor Greg Abbott. Hurricane Hanna is expected to make landfall Saturday and is categorized as a Category 1 hurricane. San Antonio’s Freeman Coliseum will serve as a reception center for hurricane evacuees. The hurricane is expected to bring severe and flash flooding, strong winds and could produce tornadoes in the area, according to Abbott. On Saturday afternoon, one tornado warning was already issued north and northeast of Corpus Christi, according to Abbott.
LIVE RADAR: Scattered showers, storms in San Antonio, Bexar County
For live radar, please play the video above. “Isolated showers and a couple of storms have popped up in San Antonio, Bexar County Sunday afternoon. They’ll bring some relief from the heat to some areas. These rain showers or storms will likely bring some brief, heavy rain and gusty winds. RELATED: Triple-digit heat wave in San Antonio for the first week of August
Hanna Becomes a Hurricane
SAN ANTONIO Tropical Storm Hanna strengthened to Category 1 hurricane status Saturday morning in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Hanna is moving west at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of 7AM Saturday morning. Rainfall totals through the weekend will be higher well south of San Antonio in deep South Texas, where the center of Hurricane Hanna will make landfall. The heaviest of rain associated with Hanna will be well south of San Antonio, near Corpus Christi and the Rio Grand Valley. Our KSAT Hurricane Tracker app also allows you to monitor the tropics from your phone during the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs until November 30.
WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Hanna nears Galveston Beach
Tropical Storm Hanna strengthened to Category 1 hurricane status Saturday morning in the Gulf of Mexico and is nearing Galveston Beach. KSAT meteorologists say Hurricane Hanna is moving west at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of 7AM Saturday morning. The storm is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 storm south of Corpus Christi, near Baffin Bay, on Saturday. The hurricane is still expected to toss some scattered, tropical downpours to San Antonio and surrounding areas this weekend. MORE: Hanna Becomes a Hurricane
WATCH LIVE: KSAT Storm Chaser on Padre Island as eyewall of Hurricane Hanna arrives
Tropical Storm Hanna strengthened to Category 1 hurricane status Saturday morning in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Hanna is moving west at 7 mph with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph as of 10 AM Saturday morning. Hanna is forecast to make landfall as a Category 1 storm south of Corpus Christi, near Baffin Bay, on Saturday. Join us live as we track Hanna in the KSAT Storm Chaser. LIVE RADAR:To keep up with the weather situation, please download the KSAT Weather Authority app for Apple or Android and allow notifications for updates, including livestreams from KSAT meteorologists.
South Texas prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna amid pandemic
HOUSTON – Officials in South Texas, hit by the coronavirus pandemic in recent weeks, said Friday they’re also prepared to handle any challenges from Tropical Storm Hanna, which was headed their way and expected to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall this weekend. Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales said she understands that the tropical storm would exacerbate already difficult times the county, which has about 362,000 residents, has been experiencing during the pandemic. South Texas officials' plans for any possible rescues, shelters and monitoring of the storm will have the pandemic in mind. In the Mexican city of Matamoros, located across the border from Brownsville, volunteers worried whether the tropical storm would impact a makeshift migrant camp near the Rio Grande River. Greg Abbott has announced that various resources to respond to the tropical storm are on standby across the state, including search-and-rescue teams and aircraft.
WATCH LIVE: Corpus Christi officials hold news conference as city braces for Tropical Storm Hanna
SAN ANTONIO – City and county officials in Corpus Christ will give the public an update on precautions to take as Tropical Storm Hannah moves toward the Texas coast. Formerly Tropical Depression Eight, Tropical Storm Hanna is moving west-northwest at 9 mph and is expected to make landfall around the Corpus Christi area on Saturday. Tropical Storm Hanna Develops in GulfMcComb and Canales are expected to discuss safety precautions, including how to secure property and how to monitor the storm, according to a news release. A good chance at some healthy rainfall is in store for the San Antonio area this weekend. Abbott urges Texans to closely monitor tropical disturbance in Gulf of Mexico