US President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Texas due to hurricane Hanna, the White house press service reported on July 26.
It is noted that the American leader ordered Federal assistance to be provided in addition to local response efforts.
Earlier on Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the introduction of an emergency regime in 32 coastal counties of the state. This will allow local authorities to use more resources to mitigate the effects of the hurricane.
On July 25, the US national hurricane center (NHC) reported the formation of the first tropical storm of the year over the Atlantic.
A day later, it became known that the element had strengthened to a hurricane and reached the coast of Texas. According to the center, the hurricane moved at a speed of 64 km / h, and the maximum wind speed inside the element reached 150 km/h.