Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management have pre-positioned some resources ahead of Tropical Storm Hanna's expected landfall in Texas. This tropical storm is expected to bring heavy rain, flooding, tropical storm force winds, and dangerous rip currents throughout the lower third of Texas — including the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley — throughout the weekend.
"Our state-rostered resources have been moved into place to assist our communities in the path of Tropical Storm Hanna, and I urge Texans to begin taking immediate precautions as this storm approaches the coast," said Governor Abbott. "As the possibility of flash flooding, heavy rain, and more threaten many of our communities throughout the weekend, it is imperative that Texans proactively prepare and heed the guidance of their local officials."
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for a majority of the Texas Coast from the mouth of the Rio Grande to the San Luis Pass. Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to strengthen before making landfall on Saturday. Tropical Storm Force winds are expected to arrive along the Texas Coast on Saturday morning. Heavy rainfall and potential flooding are expected Saturday morning through Sunday morning across South Texas. Flash Flood Watches are currently in effect across South Texas and into the Rio Grande Valley.