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Dolly Makes Texas Landfall

Rio Grande levees remain intact amid heavy rain, winds topping 100 mph
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2008 2:06 PM CDT
Dolly Makes Texas Landfall
A hotel sign lies on the ground after being blown over by high winds as Hurricane Dolly makes landfall today in South Padre Island, Texas.    (AP Photo)

Hurricane Dolly has come ashore near South Padre Island, Texas, the AP reports, forcing thousands on both sides of the US-Mexico border to forsake their homes for shelters. Heavy winds and rains have already destroyed a building’s roof and cut power for thousands; authorities say levees along the Rio Grande are holding. (Read more Texas stories.)

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