Hurricane, Storm Surge Warnings issued for portions of Central Texas Coast

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 17:45:10-04

Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings have been issued for portions of the Central Texas Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Hanna formed in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday night.

Tropical Storm Hanna could become a Cat. 1 hurricane by the time it reaches the Texas coast near Corpus Christi Saturday.

A Hurricane Warning has been issued from Baffin Bay northward to Mesquite Bay, Texas.

A Storm Surge Warning has been issued from Baffin Bay to Sargent, Texas, including Corpus Christi Bay, Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay and Matagorda Bay.

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 24 hours in the indicated locations.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.