Tropical Storm Hannah, which formed in the Atlantic Ocean, intensified before the storm. Thus, it was the first hurricane over the Atlantic this year. This is evidenced by data from the U.S. National Hurricane Tracking Center (NHC) on Saturday, July 25.
The maximum wind speed inside the element reaches 120 km/h. It travels at 14 km/h. According to forecasters, the hurricane will hit the territory of the American state of Texas on Saturday. The storm will hit the state coast from Manfield Port to Mesquite Bay.
The center is warning of the threat of flooding due to heavy rains that could accompany the hurricane.
The Texas Disaster Management Department on Twitter warned locals of the danger of an impending hurricane and said authorities may call for evacuation.
On July 2, a tropical storm called Gonzalo formed in the central Atlantic Ocean. It is moving north-west and is currently about 2,000 km east of the southern Caribbean islands. It has a travel speed of 19 km/h.
During the hurricane season, which lasts annually from 1 June to 30 November, an average of 12 tropical storms form over the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico, according to NHC data, six of which become hurricanes.