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(Studio) Hurricane Anita turns southwest in Gulf of Mexico and heads for Texas-Mexico coastline. Winds reach 125 m.p.h.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Padre Island, Texas) National Weather Service says storm center moves southwest, so that it should hit land late tonight or early in morning. Heavy winds and waves already affect Texas coast from Galveston to Brownsville. Preparations by residents noted; some who had decided to stay change minds, saying concern is for more than just rising water. [Mel CHAIT - notes all loose materials become flying missiles in storm.] Police block off Padre Island and move through area ordering people out; some manage to stay and hurricane watch ptys. have begun. [Jack RATKOBIC - he and group will stick it out; are stkd. with liquor and ready.] National Weather Service says people staying near sea may be underestimating Anita's strength, as she has now been upgraded to dangerous major hurricane.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
- Hall, Bruce;
- Mudd, Roger
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