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In pictures: Dolly hits Gulf Coast

Satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Dolly moves towards the Texas-Mexico border, 23 July 2008

Hurricane Dolly has made landfall, bringing winds of up to 100mph (160km/h) and heavy rain to coastal Texas and northern Mexico.

Evacuees are ushered to a shelter in Brownsville, Texas, 23 July 2008

In Texas, where power cuts have affected 13,000 people, some 2,000 people have been moved to temporary shelters.

Eliseo Balli boards up shop windows in Brownville, Texas as Hurricane Dolly approaches, 23 July 2008

Residents have been batoning down the hatches on both sides of the border. In Mexico, 5,000 soldiers and civil protection officials manned shelters and patrolled evacuated areas to prevent looting.

Pal trees battered by high winds as Hurricane Dolly heads inland, 23 July 2008

Towns and cities in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas are on alert in case heavy rain causes flooding. Up to 38cm (15in) of rain is expected.

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23 Jul 08 |  Americas

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