Dolly Makes Texas Landfall

Rio Grande levees remain intact amid heavy rain, winds topping 100 mph
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2008 2:06 PM CDT
A hotel sign lies on the ground after being blown over by high winds as Hurricane Dolly makes landfall today in South Padre Island, Texas.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Hurricane Dolly has come ashore near South Padre Island, Texas, the AP reports, forcing thousands on both sides of the US-Mexico border to forsake their homes for shelters. Heavy winds and rains have already destroyed a building’s roof and cut power for thousands; authorities say levees along the Rio Grande are holding.