In Brownsville, Mayor Pat Ahumada and emergency management personnel, say that tropical storm Hermine may have caused more damage than Hurricane Dolly or Alex because the eye of the storm directly hit the city.
Huge trees blocked neighborhood roads and debris scattered in yards after Hermine hit on Monday evening. Street signs were blown over at some corners and the change of the storm direction forced emergency crews to prepare much faster. Mayor Ahumada stated, " This tropical storm caught us off guard to a point. We're always prepared of course, but it didn't give us enough notice to do us the sand bagging, it didn't give many residents the notice to build up in the light."
Officials say the city suffered the most damage from power line failures, after nearly 16,000 people were left in the dark and the heat, for a period of time. However, officials do say flooding in Brownsville was minimal.