Virus-weary Texas braces for Hurricane Hanna’s arrival

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Hanna is rumbling through the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas, which has been dealing with a surge of coronavirus cases in recent weeks. The National Hurricane Center says that as of late Saturday morning, Hanna’s maximum sustained winds had increased to 80 mph and that it was expected to make landfall Saturday afternoon or early evening. The storm was centered about 85 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas. Local officials in Texas said Friday that they were confident they’d be able to cope with the one-two punch of the storm and the state’s surge in COVID-19 cases. Meteorologists say the biggest concern from Hanna is expected to be flash flooding.