Texans in the Rio Grande Valley and along the Coastal Bend continued to face the impact of now-Tropical Storm Hanna on Sunday.
The storm, which made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane Saturday evening at Padre Island, packed sustained winds as high as 90 mph and caused power outages and flooding. Rain bands from the hurricane will linger over much of the region all day Sunday.
As of 1 a.m. Sunday, Hanna had weakened into a tropical storm and was moving toward northern Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.
Liz Sommerville, a senior forecaster for the National Weather Service, told the Caller-Times that there is a chance for severe thunderstorms that could bring strong winds, heavy rain and low-line, coastal flooding in the region all day.
On Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott urged Texans to remain vigilant given the threats of flash flooding. “Any additional rainfall will exacerbate these threats, but the State of Texas is ready to respond and protect our fellow Texans,” Abbott said in a statement.
In a separate statement Sunday, Abbott announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and President Donald Trump have approved a federal emergency declaration in response to Hanna. The declaration allows for some federal assistance and reimbursement for evacuation efforts and shelter support.