McALLEN, Texas (AP) - As Tropical Storm Dally churns on a path toward Texas, officials in Hidalgo County are bracing for 10 to 20 inches of rain. Forecasters say Dolly could make landfall as a hurricane along the lower Texas Gulf Coast by late Wednesday. It's expected to land as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 74 to 95 miles-per-hour. Although no mandatory evacuations have been planned yet, emergency workers are starting to urge coastal residents to take caution. The National Hurricane Center in Miami announced a hurricane watch from Brownsville north to Port O'Connor this morning. In Cameron County, officials are alerting workers to be ready to help residents evacuate flood-prone areas. At a Home Depot in Brownsville, store operations manager John Paul Martinez says business this morning was up about 25 percent as residents came in for plywood, generators, batteries and flashlights.
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