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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bret Peters Out




LAREDO, Texas - The remnants of Hurricane Bret sloshed across southern Texas, soaking the region with up to 30 centimeters of rain and sending about 3,500 people to higher ground along the U.S.-Mexico border.


The most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in 20 years unwound from 200-kilometer-per-hour winds at the coast to 65-kilometer-per-hour winds Monday during its inland trek toward the Rio Grande.


Only four deaths were reported from the storm that crossed the coast on Sunday evening midway between Corpus Christi and Brownsville. Bret blew into the cattle country of Kenedy County, where cows outnumber people 60,000 to 458 and where damage was considered light.