Dolly Becomes a Hurricane

Winds top 75 mph; Texas braces for landfall
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2008 5:06 PM CDT
Dolly Becomes a Hurricane
Rick Snowden carries his surfboard along the beach as Tropical Storm Dolly approaches the South Texas coast Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in South Padre Island, Texas.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tropical Storm Dolly got a promotion this afternoon, becoming the second named hurricane of the season, the Galveston County Daily News reports. The new hurricane is moving northwest over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico at 10mph and is expected to make landfall sometime tomorrow. If current models prevail, the storm will collide with the Texas-Mexico border, Reuters reports. (More Hurricane Dolly stories.)

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