Harold: Texas is Soaked by the Second US Tropical Storm in a Week

On Tuesday 22nd of August, Tropical Storm Harold made landfall on the southeast Texas coast, bringing with it more torrential rain and strong gusts to the southern US. In certain areas of the state, the storm has dumped up to 7 in (17.7 cm) of rain. Although the storm had been downgraded to a tropical depression by late Tuesday afternoon, it was still raining heavily.

On Tuesday night, more than 23,000 people in the Lone Star state were without electricity. A day after regions of the southwest US were inundated by historically high quantities of rain, the Texas deluge hit. Storm Hilary dumped unprecedented quantities of rain on California and Nevada on Tuesday, resulting in severe flooding.

Caribbean Storm On Tuesday morning, local time, Harold made landfall on Texas’ Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico. From the Rio Grande river, which forms the southern limit of the state, up to Port O’Connor, a community 250 miles (400 km) to the north, tropical storm warnings have been issued. The NWS warned that isolated flash floods remained a danger.

Governor Of Texas Greg Abbott Sent Rescue Boats in Affected Areas

Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, reported that the state has dispatched rescue boats, search-and-rescue teams, and platoons from the state National Guard. On the outskirts of Corpus Christi, wind gusts of 59 mph were recorded.

The tweet below is about the affected areas due to Tropical storm:

As it moves westward across the hot and arid Texas landscape, the storm was predicted to carry rain, wind, and hail farther interior. On Wednesday, there was supposed to be less rain. Weather authorities have issued a warning for Franklin, a tropical storm that is presently 230 miles east of the Dominican Republic’s coast while Texans endure the torrential downpour.

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Franklin is expected to bring Puerto Rico up to 6 inches of rain starting on Wednesday. Although it’s uncertain how climate change may affect storm frequency, we do know that higher sea surface temperatures warm the air above and increase the amount of energy that can be used to fuel hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons. They consequently have a higher likelihood of intensifying with more severe rainfall.

Since the start of the industrial age, the world has already warmed by around 1.1C, and temperatures will continue to rise unless governments drastically reduce emissions.

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