Deadly rain and wind approaching Texas Gulf Coast, Hurricane Harvey expected to be a CAT 3 or higher, officials say
CORPUS CHRISTIE, Tex (INTELLIHUB) — Many residents are evacuating the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Harvey approaches, bringing with it a deadly amount of wind and rain.
The storm is expected to be a category 3 or higher when it makes landfall which means 110+ mph winds and over 30 inches of rain.
On Thursday NOAAHurricaneHunters tweeted the following: “Timelapse of WP-3D Orion
#NOAA42 flying a pass through the eye of #HurricaneHarvey from west to east. Advisories at http://hurricanes.gov“
— NOAAHurricaneHunters (@NOAA_HurrHunter) August 24, 2017
Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a State Disaster ahead of the storm.
“Texans believe in taking action and always being prepared in the event of an emergency,” the governor said. “That is why I am taking every precaution prior to […] Harvey making landfall.”