Hurricane Alex Slams Mexico

Storm spawns Texas tornadoes

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 1, 2010 1:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – Hurricane Alex has hit northeastern Mexico, walloping the nation's Gulf coast with winds up to 100 miles per hour and spawning tornadoes in Texas. Thousands of people have been evacuated on both sides of the border, AP reports. The storm is weakening as it moves inland, but authorities warn that the risk of tornadoes and flash floods will remain for up to 2 days.

Child evacuees look out from a convention center being used as a shelter several hours before the expected arrival of Hurricane Alex.   (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Padre Boulevard floods as the early effects of Hurricane Alex are felt along the Texas coast in South Padre Island, Texas.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Evacuated children lie on mats inside a convention center being used as a shelter in Matamoros, northeastern Mexico.   (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A man hauls a box to shore before Hurricane Alex hits La Carbonera in northeastern Mexico.   (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A man looks at the ocean, watching for the arrival of Hurricane Alex in La Carbonera, northeastern Mexico.   (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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