“Hanna” had brought heavy rains with it. CNN reported that more than 250,000 households in southern Texas had lost their power as a result of the storm. Governor Greg Abbott had declared a state of emergency for numerous counties in Texas. The corona pandemic, which is rampant there, makes the work of the helpers in the storm more difficult, Abbott said according to the US media.

Over the Atlantic, NOAA was expecting an above-average hurricane season this year, according to a forecast from May. From June to the end of November, up to ten hurricanes can be expected, of which up to six could become very strong cyclones, the authority had said. On average there are six hurricanes over the Atlantic each year, three of which develop into storms of great strength.

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