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Tropical Storm Hermine Makes Landfall on East Coast of Mexico, Center Says - Bloomberg

By Stuart Biggs - Sep 7, 2010 11:41 AM GMT+0800

Tropical Storm Hermine made landfall in northeastern Mexico close to the border with Texas, bringing strong winds and heavy rain, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a websiteadvisory.
The storm came ashore around 8:30 p.m. Mexico City time and was about 190 kilometers (120 miles) north of La Pesca, Mexico and about 45 kilometers south of Brownsville, Texas, at 10 p.m. the center said.
Hermine’s sustained winds dropped to 95 kilometers (60 miles) per hour from 105 kph when it crossed the coast, the center said in an advisory at 10 p.m. Mexico City time. The storm was moving north-northwest at 22 kph and is expected to move into southern Texas tomorrow, the center said.
The storm caused landslides that destroyed 20 houses and left 120 people homeless in Mexico’s Hidalgo state, the Associated Press reported, citing local authorities. Authorities in Tamaulipas state began evacuating 3,500 people, the news agency reported.
A tropical storm warning extends from Bahia Algodones, Mexico northward to Port O’Connor, Texas, the center said. Hurricane watches for the coastal areas of Texas and Mexico were dropped.
Hermine, the eighth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, may bring as much as 20 centimeters (8 inches) of rain to northeastern Mexico and southern Texas, with isolated areas getting as much as 30 centimeters, the center said.
“These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods,” the center said. “Isolated tornadoes are possible along the lower and middle Texas coast.”
The hurricane center is also monitoring the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston in the Atlantic, which the agency says has a 50 percent chance of re-forming into a tropical cyclone over the next two days.
That system was east of the northernmost Leeward islands at 8 p.m. Miami time, the center said.

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