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Pictures of Hurricane Dolly in Texas

Texas Says Hello (Hurricane) Dolly!

Yesterday, Hurricane Dolly made landfall in Southern Texas in the town of South Padre Island, with 120 mph winds ripping roofs off homes, pouring down rain, and sending residents looking for shelter. Contact with land brought the winds down from category 2 speeds to category 1, and now flooding along the Rio Grande has become the main concern over the next few days, thanks to Dolly's "sluggish nature."

Over 3,000 residents of low-lying areas by the river and the coast went to crowded schools for shelter. One school had 800 evacuees, including children and babies. Insurance experts estimate the Dolly's insurance company price tag to be $1.2 billion. Damage caused in Mexico will be about a quarter of that. While avoiding the valuable oil rigs in the Gulf, the heavy rain and wind most likely destroyed the cotton fields in the region.

Meteorologists see indications that the rest of this year's hurricane season could be very active — so hold on!

Dolly makes landfall as it moves west-northwest near the Texas-Mexico border.

Hello Dolly!

Evacuee runs with his bundled up daughter to a shelter.

Hurricane Dolly's eyewall starts to cross South Padre Island.

Brownsville Independent School District officer helps evacuees.


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True-Song True-Song 9 years
Hurricanes are serious business. They are so unpredictable and scary!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
When southern states get hurricane action, the weather here in Ontario, Canada is also usually affected. We get the whole wind and rain, green/yellow skies and stormy weather.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Can't we get some of this rain to head to North Carolina? I'm sick of listening to my sis complain about the water levels in a nearby lake...
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
it finally poured here Sy, about an hour ago, for 5 minutes. what a crock!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
Good ol South Padre. I tend to go to Port Aransas myself. Also I like the beach at Rockport. It's always clean and more family friendly. ie, empty. :)
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 9 years
Padre! Thanks divinelight! Oops, fixing now :) Though South Parade Island sounds fun too...
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Oh, I am waiting for the call to go over there, got my bags packed. Overtime baby!
syako syako 9 years
oh it came down hard yesterday here. But it only lasted for about 10 minutes but there was some wind and major rain. Then we had about an hour of that "eternal" rain where it just drizzles and sizzles. :P Oh yea, I was playing a soccer game the whole time through it!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
well there's hardly been a smidgeon of rain in A-town. how annoying! I was hoping for a nice downpour and it hasn't even gotten to us yet.
syako syako 9 years
We felt a bit of Dolly last night over in South La.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
yep, South Padre. :)
divinelight divinelight 9 years
I think it should be South Padre Island, right? Not Parade?
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