Tropical storm Hanna causes flood, power outage in U.S. Texas

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HOUSTON, July 26 (Xinhua) -- U.S. southern state of Texas along the coast of Gulf of Mexico continued to feel the impact of tropical storm Hanna on Sunday with flooded streets and power outage.

Hurricane Hanna made two landfalls Saturday afternoon and evening in southern Texas, causing flood and power outage in the area.

Hanna weakened into a tropical storm early Sunday morning and moved toward northern Mexico, the U.S. National Weather Service said. Its rainbands are expected to linger over the region all day Sunday as a flash flood watch and tornado watch are in effective in parts of the area until Sunday night.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday issued a disaster declaration for 32 counties, calling for residents not to forget the existing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This challenge is complicated and made even more severe seeing that it is sweeping through an area that is the most challenged area in the state for COVID-19," said the governor at a press conference. Enditem

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