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Hurricane Dolly churns inland from Mexico, Texas coast
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 24 - 07 - 2008


After making landfall on South Padre Island
Hurricane Dolly Wednesday afternoon has strafed the Mexico-Texas
coast in the Gulf of Mexico with 160 kilometre-per-hour winds, DPA reported.
Televised reports of the storm showed considerable damage to
property due to high winds and heavy rain ripping across the coast.
Thousands of people have fled their homes both in Mexico and the
US in search of shelter as the second hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic
storm season has been to thrashing coastal communities with heavy
rain and high winds.
The hurricane began moving inland over southern Texas and a
hurricane warning remained in effect for the coast of Texas from
Brownsville to just south of Baffin Bay and for the northeastern
coast of Mexico from Rio San Fernando northward to the border
between Mexico and the United States.
The hurricane warning from Baffin Bay northward to neighboring
Corpus Christi has been replaced by a tropical storm warning. A
tropical storm warning remains in effect from Baffin Bay to Port
O'Connor.
The eye of the hurricane was located about 80 kilometres north of
Brownsville Wednesday afternoon and moving northwest at about 13
kiloimetres per hour, according to the US National Hurricane Center.
The storm is expected to make a gradual turn to the west-northwest in
on Thursday pushing the hurricane further inland over southern
Texas.


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