Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dolly Now a Category 2 Hurricane!

Dolly is less than 30 miles east of Brownsville and is slowly getting ready to make landfall. The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center has upgraded the storm to category 2 status, with sustained winds now at 100 mph and wind gusts higher than that. The movement is to the northwest at 7 mph and it looks like the eye of the hurricane will move slightly north of Brownsville, moving over South Padre Island. Flooding is a growing concern because of the slow movement. Over 12 inches of rain could fall before the storm weakens and moves west. As reports of damage come in to the weather center, we will pass them on here in the Blog. Stay tuned!