Hurricane Hanna weakened to a tropical storm

The first hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean, “Hanna” has weakened to a tropical storm, according to the US national hurricane warning center (NHC).

“(Hurricane) Hanna has weakened to a tropical storm over South Texas,” the NHC said in a Twitter post.

Even though “Hanna” is now a tropical storm, there is still a threat of torrential downpours that can develop into flooding and lead to rivers overflowing, the NHC notes.

According to forecasters, now the maximum wind speed reaches 96.5 kilometers per hour. The hurricane is moving at a rate of 14.4 kilometers per hour. It is currently located southwest of the city of Corpus Christi in the state of Texas in the United States, on the border with Mexico.