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Tropical Depression Two makes landfall in Texas

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - For the second time in as many weeks, the Texas Gulf coast has dealt with a tropical system.

This time Tropical Depression Two made a direct landfall on South Padre Island in southern Texas. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

The storm will weaken and dissipate over the Rio Grande valley. The area is already seeing some flooding.

Hurricane Alex made landfall last week about 100 miles south of Brownsville, Texas along the Mexican coast. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph near the eye when it moved ashore.

Southern Texas saw tropical storm-force winds from Alex, and several tornadoes were spawned from the hurricane.

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