Tropical Storm Bill makes landfall along Texas coast

Tropical Storm Bill

DALLAS (AP) – Tropical Storm Bill has made landfall on the Texas coast along Matagorda Island northeast of Corpus Christi.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph Tuesday morning as it came ashore about 90 miles southwest of Houston.

Officials in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas are concerned the rain delivered by Bill could renew widespread flooding, which killed more than 30 people in the region last month.

Texas state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says May was the wettest month on record for Texas, with an average rainfall of nearly nine inches.

The National Weather Service says average rainfall through Wednesday evening for portions of Texas will be 3 to 6 inches but there could be as much as 12 inches in some isolated areas.

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