Trump ‘closely monitoring’ hurricanes as Hanna makes landfall in pandemic-stricken Texas

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President Donald Trump on Saturday said his administration is “closely monitoring” a pair of major storms in Texas and Hawaii as the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season made landfall along the pandemic-stricken Texas coast.

“We continue to coordinate closely with both states,” the president tweeted from his Bedminster, N.J., resort, urging residents to listen to emergency management officials to protect families and property.

Hurricane Hanna, a Category 1 storm, brought 90 mph winds and the potential for dangerous flooding as it made landfall south of Corpus Christi, Texas, late Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, the president approved an emergency declaration in Hawaii as Hurricane Douglas approaches the islands.