Hurricane Hanna Photos Reveal Texas Destruction, Flooding in Corpus Christi

Southern Texas suffered flooding and damage in Hurricane Hanna, with heavy rain still forecast for Monday. A serious flood risk remains throughout the Coastal Bend and the Rio Grande Valley.

The category 1 storm Hurricane Hanna—the first hurricane of this year's Atlantic season—hit the state on Saturday, making landfall on Padre Island, south of Corpus Christi, with winds of up to 90 mph.

The damage included downed power lines, flattened sugarcane fields, fallen trees, and flooded streets. Residents of Corpus Christi took to Twitter to share the damage caused by the storm.

JC Hernandez shared images of a parking lot flooded by the ocean and said: "I never seen something like this before in my life."

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Another Twitter user shared a photo of a flooded street and said: "This is a photo of water in Corpus Christi Bay covering the street on People's Street at the marina (near where the Selena statue is) in all my life I have NEVER seen water over this road...absolutely incredible."

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Reporter Meagan Falcon shared photos of the Selena Memorial Statue in downtown Corpus Christi, which was above water despite the sea wall being flooded.

Matt Pierce Briscoe said on Twitter: One day you are here and the next day you are gone This private fishing pier was here Saturday morning as Hanna churned just offshore.

"When it was all said and done the same pier was destroyed with its debris scattered for more than 1/2 mile along the Corpus Christi bay."

There were no fatalities in Corpus Christi during Hurricane Hanna. The city of Corpus Christi said in a news release: "Corpus Christi is a resilient community and we will move forward with comprehensive damage assessments and clean up as soon as possible."

The news release said that there were up to 300 city employees working on Sunday in various capacities including emergency operations, damage assessment, clearing debris, cleaning storm drains, and preparing the city to return to normal operations.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott said: "I thank President Trump and our partners at FEMA for their quick response in granting this Federal Emergency Declaration.

"We will continue to work with our federal and local partners as we assess the damage from Hurricane Hanna and may seek additional federal assistance as we continue to respond, recover, and rebuild our communities.

"I continue to urge Texans to heed the guidance from their local leaders and follow best practices to keep themselves and their loved ones safe as severe weather continues to move through our communities."

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A motorist drives through heavy rain before the approaching Hurricane Harvey hits Corpus Christi, Texas on August 25, 2017. Corpus Christi has suffered damage and flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna which made landfall on Saturday, July 25, 2020. AFP/Getty
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