Texas preps emergency weather response for Alex

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Associated Press

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 7 at 5:46 PM

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Parts of coastal Texas are under hurricane warnings in case Tropical Storm Alex gains strength and heads for the state.

The National Weather Service says a hurricane warning was in effect Tuesday for Cameron, Willacy and Kenedy counties. The coastal warning covered from Baffin Bay, to 100 miles south to the mouth of the Rio Grande.

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday issued a disaster proclamation for 19 Texas counties. The Alamo Regional Command Center has been activated, with 100 buses for evacuation are on standby.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines on Tuesday offered travel information for Corpus Christi and Harlingen, areas that could be affected by tropical weather. Southwest says passengers holding reservations for travel Tuesday through Friday are eligible to reschedule.
 

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