Hurricane Harvey has hit the Texas hard which resulted in landfall on the coast of Central Texas. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey hit the Central Texas as the Category 4 storm at late Friday. The authorities have warned of strong storm surge, inland flooding and epic rain.
The high-speed storm winds swept towards Texas with 130 miles per hour speed at around 9:45 PM, the high-speed strong winds traveled between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor. The situations became dangerous when the storm moved towards other inland cities including Victoria and it’s just a starting.
The National Hurricane Center tweeted, “Even though #Harvey has made landfall, the rainfall threat is only beginning.”
The second landfall made on the Northeastern Shore of Copano Bay by “Hurricane Harvey.” However, the strong winds of storm downgraded during the second landfall as a Category 3 storm with 125 m.p.h. winds.
Major damage was reported within one hour of landfall in Corpus Christi, the damage is also reported in Northeastern Shore. Rockport who is a city manager told ABC News, at least 2 persons were trapped in the building damaged by a storm in Corpus Christi.
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Governor Abbott told Houstonians to evacuation, he strongly encouraging evacuation and advised people to take off for few days and get out of the city. He said, “I think it would be a good idea to take a few days off, get out of the Houston area.”
After Governor Abbott’s message for Houstonians, the mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner posted, “Please think twice before trying to leave Houston en masse. No evacuation orders have been issued for the city.”
The forecasters have warned people about epic heavy rain in Houston while some people were expecting the high-speed storm with the assurance of disaster.