July 26, 2020 / 6:37 AM / 8 days ago

U.S. NHC says Hanna weakened to a tropical storm

A satellite image shows Hurricane Hanna in the Gulf of Mexico and approaching the coast of Texas, U.S., July 25, 2020. NOAA/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Hanna, the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season, has weakened to a tropical storm over Southern Texas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

“Although Hanna is now a tropical storm, heavy rainfall, strong winds, storm surge, dangerous surf and isolated tornadoes remain a threat from this system,” NHC said.

Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; Editing by David Goodman

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