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Hurricane in Southern Texas, USA

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Southern Texas, USA
Date of Charter Activation:
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of the State of Texas
Project Management:
Center for Space Research - University of Texas at Austin

Description of the event

Hurricane Dolly - the second hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season and classified as Category 2 - made landfall just northeast of the border town of Brownsville and left thousands of Texas residents without power. Officials feared the intense rain caused by the hurricane would cause flooding problems in the coming days.