Harold Is Downgraded to Tropical Depression After Causing Floods in Texas

Harold Is Downgraded to Tropical Depression After Causing Floods in Texas

Well, Tropical Storm Harold is moving inland after making landfall in Padre Island, Texas,
just south of Corpus Christi. Harold is packing some powerful wind and is dumping buckets of rain
in that region. ABC’s Maria, Maria Virial now joins me from Corpus Christi for more. Maria,
what can you tell us? Here in Corpus Christi, we actually have caught a little bit of a break as
Tropical Storm Harold continues to move inward into the southern part of Texas. Now, earlier
when it made landfall right around 10 in the morning, we definitely saw the dirty side of
the storm kind of whip around and hit us here in the Corpus Christi area. We had very high winds,
we had a lot of rain coming through, and that was pushing a lot of storm surge closer to the
Bay Area. Right now, officials in this city and and surrounding areas are extremely concerned
about the amount of rain that’s coming through right now and the fact that it has been so dry
over this summer in this region. When you have excessive rain coming through so quickly, it
definitely accumulates on the ground and causes some flooding. So right now, local city leaders
are asking people if you don’t have to be out in this kind of weather right now, try and stay home.
There were a number of schools that did actually delay their start, but nothing was canceled,
no evacuations. The good thing about this storm, though, is that it is moving so quickly and it is
pushing its way through south Texas. It should possibly be in Laredo, possibly the Del Rio area
by later on this evening or afternoon. The shifting of concern has gone from, though, flooding to
possible tornadoes in the area. So right now, experts are monitoring that very closely as the
wind continues to hit this part of Texas. Hira? All right, Maria, thank you so much.
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