South Texas Coast prepares for possible hurricane
South Texas readies for Dolly
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
Although no mandatory evacuations have been planned yet,
emergency workers are starting to urge coastal residents to take
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
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