Tropical Storm Hermine Weakens After It Hits TexasSeptember 8th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey
Raymondville, Texas, Sep 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Despite the fact that Tropical Storm Hermine has lost much of its strength and has been downgraded to the category of tropical depression on Tuesday night, it is expected to cause torrential rain in the regions of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri over the period of next few days. The Maimi-based National Hurricane Center stated that on Tuesday night the center of the storm was at a distance of 60 miles in the southern direction of Abilene, Texas and was gradually moving towards the northern direction with a sustained speed of 16 miles per hour.
Before its weakening, Tropical Storm Hermine has lashed extensive parts of northeastern Mexico as well as the southern parts of Texas by Tuesday night. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm is likely to cause 4 to 6 inches of rain in the southern and eastern region of Texas and Oklahoma while the isolated regions are expected to gain a whopping 12 inches of rain. The extensive amount of rainfall that parts of southeastern Kansas and Missouri is likely to face can cause life-threatening floods, weather officials have predicted.
In the meanwhile, Tropical Storm Hermine has already left parts of Raymondville, Texas out of power while the houses in the region has also suffered significant amount of damage. It has been reported that in the wake of the storm officials of Tamaulipas, Mexico had already evacuated as many as 3,500 people much before the arrival of the Tropical Storm Hermine. Forecasters have predicted that the storm would reach Oklahoma by Wednesday night and by the next day it would make its way into Kansas and Missouri.
- Tropical Storm Hermine hits northeastern Mexico, Texas - Sep 07, 2010
- Tropical storm Hermine forms, expected to make landfall on U.S.-Mexico coast - Sep 06, 2010
- Tropical Storm Hermine Makes Its Way Into Texas - Sep 07, 2010
- Hurricane watch issued for northeastern Mexico, Texas coasts as Tropical Storm Hermine strengthens - Sep 06, 2010
- Tropical Storm Lee forms in the Gulf of Mexico, heads for Louisiana - Sep 03, 2011
- Tropical storm Beatriz forms off the Pacific coast of Mexico; hurricane watch issued - Jun 20, 2011
- Karl becomes a major hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico - Sep 17, 2010
- Category four hurricane Hilary could threaten Baja California - Sep 24, 2011
- Tropical Storm Tomas Likely To Turn Into A Hurricane - Oct 30, 2010
- Tropical storm Hermine forms, warning issued for south Texas - Sep 06, 2010
- Tropical Storm Emily forms in the Caribbean, heads for the Dominican Republic - Aug 02, 2011
- Tropical storm Hermine hits Texas & Mexico - Sep 08, 2010
- Hurricane Alex to become category two storm prior to landfall - Jun 30, 2010
- Texas Governor Perry issues disaster declaration for 40 counties affected by tropical storm Hermine - Sep 10, 2010
- Hurricane warning issued for Texas, Mexico as tropical storm Alex nears - Jun 29, 2010
Tags: abilene texas, amount of rainfall, center of the storm, dey, forecasters, madhuri, maimi, miles per hour, national hurricane center, northeastern mexico, northern direction, raymondville texas, southeastern kansas, southern direction, tamaulipas mexico, texas and oklahoma, tropical depression, tropical storm hermine, wake of the storm, weather officials