Residents took to social media on Saturday to show what Hurricane Hanna was doing in the Houston-area so far.
Outer rain bands moved through Southeast Texas throughout the day and there were moments of heavy downpours and brief gusty winds.
Those on social media posted photos of what the water and clouds in Galveston looked like and in Matagorda County the constable’s office shared that some water had made its way onto roads. But most on social media expressed gratitude that the hurricane did not hit the Houston area head on.
Here’s what things looked like in the Houston area:
Storms in Galveston.
Elevated high tide in Galveston.
The weather didn’t stop some people from going to the beach.
At least we got a rainbow.
Check out his rain gauge.
My @CoCoRaHS rain gauge is sitting with approximately 2.57” here in #CityOfWestU inside the loop of Houston since 7am today.— Billy Forney 3 (@BillyForney3) July 25, 2020
If you have a 4” diameter gauge like this one and rain water has overflowed into the outer cylinder, I have a handy formula to approximate the total. 1/ pic.twitter.com/YOV186hUZn
This was moving across northwest Houston.
Dark clouds covering the Houston area.
How it looks up here in Houston..we already had heavy rain this morning. Just tells u how wide Hanna is. pic.twitter.com/le5KYCoz54— flexn5000 (@flexn5000) July 25, 2020
Some high water is being reported in the Houston area.
Storm surge is developing in Mustang Island.
STORM SURGE on road to Mustang Island, Texas as eye wall is approaching the barrier islands East of Corpus from Hurricane Hanna. Tracking this dangerous storm on @RadarOmega_WX app #Hanna pic.twitter.com/scpYtiONwI— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) July 25, 2020
Waves are moving in Galveston.
Angry waters near Seabrook.
Galveston Bay is getting angry here in Seabrook, TX. Nowhere near the center of Hanna but still feeling it just outside Houston #HurricaneHanna @NWSHouston @weatherchannel @wxnewsdesk @WeatherNation @JimCantore @LayciJ @ShuttJ1 pic.twitter.com/SBPfvl0RrJ— Daniel Harrison (@danielharrison_) July 25, 2020
The Galveston Ferry reporting things running as normal.
Currently all operations are running normal. We are watching the weather conditions closely. We will keep you posted of any changes. pic.twitter.com/hgeK37p9RH— Galveston Ferry (@GalvestonFerry) July 25, 2020
In Matagorda County, water made its way onto FM 457 and Sargent Beach.
A view of what it looks like from the 61st Street Pier account.
Another view near the 61st Street Pier.
A look at the water on Saturday morning in Galveston.
What the clouds looked like this morning in Galveston County.