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Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall

Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall

At around 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on July 25, 2020, Hurricane Hanna made landfall just on Padre Island, south of Corpus Christi, Texas. The category 1 hurricane caused flash flooding and knocked out power for tens of thousands of Texas residents.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of Hurricane Hanna on the morning of July 25. Hanna had sustained winds of 90 miles (145 kilometers) per hour at landfall. Preliminary rainfall totals registered 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) of rain around Corpus Christi, although some news media reported up to a foot in some places.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Text by Kasha Patel.

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