Showing posts with label Hurricaine Harvey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hurricaine Harvey. Show all posts

Friday, August 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Devestates Texas

Hurricane Harvey hit South Texas head-on late Friday, with the Category 4 storm unleashing torrential rain and blasing winds, and leaving thousands without power.
The powerful eye wall of Harvey reached land by 11 p.m. ET between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor, Texas, with winds of 130 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
It is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004.
    Millions of residents along the south Texas coast saw hurricane-force winds that knocked down trees, power poles and signs.
    First responders are yet to assess the impact that the extremely powerful hurricane has caused over Texas in the first hours since landfall but forecasters have said it will be devastating and leave areas "uninhabitable for weeks or months."
    Harvey has the "highest potential to kill the most amount of people and cause the most amount of damage," said Brock Long, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
    As Harvey deluges Texas, coastal cities could see 13 feet of storm surge and as much as 40 inches of rain by Wednesday.
    104,000 customers of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) electric system lost power just at Harvey made landfall Friday, the corporation said on Twitter.
    -- Rockport, Texas, officials are advising residents who refuse to evacuate to write their names and Social Security number on their forearm, Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Rios told CNN. Rios said it will "help out first responders should they find a body."
    -- President Donald Trump, who will visit the area next week, has signed a disaster declaration for the state.