On July 23, 2009, Hurricane Dolly made landfall as a Category 1 storm in South Padre Island, Texas. Jogging westward, Dolly impacted Hidalgo County with 85 mph winds. The storm caused 212,000 customers to lose power in Texas and dropped estimated amounts of over 16 inches of rain in isolated areas.
Dolly's wrath left behind an estimated $1.05 billion dollars in damage in Texas, and an estimated $231 million in Hidalgo County alone.
Let this anniversary serve as a reminder to Hidalgo County residents to remain vigilant and be prepared as we are in the midst of the 2009 Hurricane Season. The National Weather Service has released its 2009 Texas Hurricane Guide to help residents prepare. Get the Guide >>
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