Hurricane Hanna has made landfall in southern Texas, with US officials warning of life-threatening storm surge, strong winds and heavy rains, APA reports citing BBC.
Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 32 counties, saying the coronavirus outbreak would complicate the work of the emergency services.
Hanna made landfall on Padre Island on Saturday and is now battering the area between Corpus Christi and Brownsville.
With winds up to 90mph (145km/h), the storm was tearing roofs off homes.
Hanna was a Category One hurricane, the lowest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.