Humberto Hits Texas Coast

Slow storm will bring more water to drenched region
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2007 6:27 AM CDT
A surfer in Galveston, Texas, braves the choppy surf brought on by Tropical Storm Humberto formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, in Galveston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Sharon...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Humberto, newly-christened as a Category 1 hurricane, made landfall in southeastern Texas early this morning, bringing 85mph winds and as much as a foot of rain to already sodden areas in Texas and Louisiana, CNN reports. Galveston was drenched, with streets flooded and power lines down.

A hurricane warning is in place for the region between High Island, TX ,and Cameron, LA, with storm surges of several feet possible along the coast. One death has already been attributed to flooding.