Hurricane Humberto crashes ashore in Texas

Hurricane Humberto made landfall in south-east Texas early today, bringing heavy rains and winds of up to 80 mph as it made its way to eastern Louisiana, the US National Weather Service said.

Hurricane Humberto made landfall in south-east Texas early today, bringing heavy rains and winds of up to 80 mph as it made its way to eastern Louisiana, the US National Weather Service said.

The Category 1 storm came ashore about five miles east of High Island, near Sea Rim State Park, where wind gusts measured 62 mph, meteorologist Jim Sweeney said.

Humberto was expected to start weakening as it continued inland.

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