Hurricane Harvey Set to Make Landfall in Texas, Bringing Travel Disruptions and Flooding in Its Wake

By Jesse Sokolow on 25 August 2017
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IMG_1701A hurricane currently building strengthen off the Texas coast is set to make landfall Friday night into Saturday morning in the Corpus Christi area, and is expected to bring days of rain and fierce winds to the region.

Winds of 110 miles per hour were recorded off the Texas coast Friday morning, and the hurricane is set to be the first category 3 hurricane recorded in the United States in nearly 12 years when it hits land. High winds and water levels of one to two feet higher than normal have already been reported in parts of Texas and Louisiana Friday morning.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency early Friday morning, allowing people time to evacuate or get their homes ready for the imminent flooding.

When the hurricane makes landfall, it will drastically affect driving conditions, and after the evacuation window is passed, people are advised to stay off the roads. Hundreds of flights are expected to cancelled and delayed.

The hurricane is expected to stall out over land, and could bring upwards of 35” of rain to parts of Texas. As many as 3.5 million people could possibly lose power due to flooding and high winds.

A hurricane warning has already been issued for much of the Texas coast. The National Hurricane Center also issued its first ever public storm surge warning.

Flooding and heavy rains and winds are expected, and some people have already begun evacuating.

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