Weaker Hermine Heads Through North Texas

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Tropical Storm Hermine made its way to north Texas late Tuesday, continuing a wet and windy path through the state similar to Hurricane Earl, which hit earlier this summer.

The storm lost much of its steam after hitting south Texas earlier in the day, and is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression soon.

Still, flash flood advisories remained in effect for counties in the path of the slowly dissolving storm.

Hermine made landfall less than a day after strengthening to a tropical storm, giving residents little time to prepare.

Mexican emergency officials evacuated 3,500 people from the area across the border from Brownsville, Texas. Schools on both sides of the border were a;sp canceled ahead of Hermine.

The storm knocked out power for several hours in Matamoros and damaged about 20 homes of those who'd evacuated. About 1,000 families were still in shelters Tuesday morning.

No serious injuries or deaths have been reported in Texas or Mexico.

The storm's path is similar to the one Hurricane Alex took in late June.

"This is going to be much more of a memorable storm than Alex," National Weather Service meteorologist Joseph Tomaselli said.

Remnants of Hermine will be felt as far north as Oklahoma and Kansas in the coming days


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