FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 24, 2020 – 5PM
Tropical Storm Hanna Update
Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
MONTGOMERY COUNTY –Tropical Storm Hanna has continued to strengthen with wind speeds of up to 50 MPH, and has shifted more to the south. A tropical storm warning has been issued for much of the southern Texas coast from San Luis Pass southward, and the tropical storm watch which had been issued from San Luis Pass to High Island has been dropped. Hanna is expected to strengthen before it makes landfall midday on Saturday. This Storm is expected to make landfall between Matagorda Bay and Brownsville.
Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to produce heavy rains across portions of Louisiana and Southeast Texas, which could result in flash flooding. This storm is expected to produce between 1 to 2 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 4 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible in any heavier rain bands on the northeast flank of the storm. Our heaviest rains for the area are expected to be Saturday, and we are at a marginal risk for flash flooding starting Saturday into Monday morning. The confidence on the track of the storm is increasing, but there is still uncertainty on the amount of rainfall from any banding that could set up on the right side of this storms track. This will be our last update on Tropical Storm Hanna unless conditions change.