The National Hurricane Center upgraded Alex to a Category 1 hurricane shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday Night. As of this morning, Alex has sustained winds of 80 mph and is moving rather slow around 7 mph. The NWS pushed Alex’s landfall back to late tonight or early tomorrow. But by then the storm could have winds of at least 90 mph when it makes shore, and the winds could increase up to 110 mph which would make it Category 2 hurricane. Alex is the first June hurricane in the Atlantic since 1995.
Bands of intense rain began lashing Southern Texas and northeast Mexico early this morning. Texas residents had been preparing for the storm for days, boarding their homes and stocking up on household essentials.
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This post was written by Cyndi Kahlbaum on June 30, 2010