7/24/2008

Hurricane Dolly stormed ashore near the Texas-Mexico border Wednesday, bringing 100-mph winds and torrential rains that threatened the region's aging levee system. With warnings that the slow-moving storm could dump up to 20 inches of rain in some areas, residents raced to fill tens of thousands of sandbags to protect homes and businesses. American Electric Power reported about 100,000 people were without power in southern Texas and warned that it could be days before the grid was fully repaired.

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