Cameron feels effects of first hurricane of 2020 season

By Cyndi Sellers

The first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season formed on Saturday morning near the south Texas coast. Hanna had been a 50 mph tropical storm on Friday, and strengthened to a 90 mph hurricane before making landfall south of Corpus Christi Saturday evening.

Cameron Parish felt the impacts of its passage in the form of rain, high tides, and some gusty winds. These effects lasted long after Hanna had died out in Mexico. As late as Tuesday, heavy rain lashed the coastal areas and water was over the main street in Cameron, pushing as far as the Darla K gas station.

Rain gauges in Cameron measured upwards of six inches over the course of the storm, but much higher amounts were likely seen in other areas.

Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed on the western Atlantic, but died out in the Caribbean without reaching hurricane status.

Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 is being tracked in the Atlantic. It is expected to be named TS Isiaias. It is expected to pass north of Cuba and a and possibly enter the Gulf of Mexico on the west side of Florida. It appears to pose no threat to the Louisiana Gulf coast at this time.