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Hanna weakens after bashing South Texas over the weekend

Hanna made landfall Saturday evening as a Category 1 hurricane. Heavy rain, strong winds, flooding and storm surge inundated South Texas.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Hurricane Hanna made landfall at Padre Island at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday, as a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 90 mph. 

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The storm brought relentless rain, winds and storm surge to the region. Parts of downtown Corpus Christi was underwater Saturday evening as the Gulf of Mexico pushed ashore due to the strong winds. 

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Many roadways across South Texas were left impassable as heavy rain soaked the region. A few locations picked up on over a foot of rainfall within 48 hours. 

Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

A few unlucky motorists were caught in the floodwaters: 

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Hurricane Hanna unleashed severe weather across the Coastal Bend area.

Most of West Texas was spared from the effects of Hanna. However, the rainfall would have been welcome as the region continues to plunge further into drought conditions.

A few lucky ones, such as Brady, Comanche and Junction, picked up on a few isolated showers Saturday and Sunday because of the far outer bands of Hanna. However, rain totals in the local area were not impressive. 

Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

As of Monday morning, Hanna was downgraded to a tropical depression and continues to weaken as it moves over the mountain of northern Mexico. Other than a few very isolated afternoon showers in the coming days, West Texas remains dry through the week. 

Stay with FOX West Texas for the latest information.

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