Claims News Service, July 23, 1:44 p.m. EST — Hurricane Dolly, projected to be the strongest storm to hit the US since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, is forecasted to make a landfall just east of Brownsville, Texas as a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of around 100 mph later today. The storm is expected to directly affect more than 500,000 people, causing wind, rain, and storm surge damage.

Dolly’s winds are expected to be especially destructive. Poorly constructed buildings in the coastal region face a significant risk of structural damage and will likely be subjected to power outages.

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