Hurricane Dolly

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Hurricane Dolly, the first storm since Bret (1999) to make landfall along the Deep South Texas barrier islands, left a trail of widespread minor to moderate structural and natural damage across much of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas on July 23rd, and dumped copious rainfall across the area, causing numerous instances of flooding primarily of low lying and poor drainage locations, as well as filling local resacas and arroyos and causing notable rises on larger area creeks and rivers. The strong winds and heavy rains contributed to widespread power outages in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, where tens of thousands of residents lost power across the more populated regions of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy County. Initial estimates of more than 250 thousand customers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley alone, including most of Cameron County at one point. Agricultural experts deemed a substantial loss of cotton and sorghum due to the strong winds and torrential rain. Property and Crop damage is likely to exceed 1 billion dollars, if not higher, when all data are collected.
Read the full National Weather Service Brownsville Office Dolly Report >>