Hurricane Alex Makes Landfall

According to the Weather Channel's website (www.weather.com), Hurricane Alex made landfall in northern Mexico at 9pm CDT (on June 30, 2010) around 110 miles south of Brownsville, Texas.


Alex's maximum sustained winds are now 100 mph. A westward movement around 10 mph continues as the hurricane moves inland.


Hurricane warnings have been dropped for the South Texas coast, downgraded to tropical storm warnings from the Rio Grande River north to Port O' Connor.


Rain bands and squalls from Alex will continue to pound on shore along the Gulf coast from Louisiana through Texas. In these bands isolated tornadoes will be possible anywhere within 50 to 100 miles of the Texas Coast.


The biggest concern with Alex in the United States is heavy rain that brings the potential of flooding. Widespread rainfall totals of 4 inches or more are likely from southern Louisiana southwestward across much of south and southeast Texas. Locally 12 inches or more will fall over South Texas. Heavy rain could fall in those areas through at least Friday.


One of CEN's partners, Victim Relief, deployed a team of chaplains to the area prior to landfall to assist in preparations for the potential and expected flooding in south Texas. Please continue to keep the chaplains and the people in these areas in your prayers. Pray for God's safety and wisdom in responding to the storm.


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