Published on : Saturday, August 26, 2017
Hurricane Harvey making the meteorologically the category 4 storm made the landfall on Friday night between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, Texas with a stormy winds of 130 mph.
Hurricane Harvey is the first Category 4 storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. The storm makes the pandemonium in the coastal part of Texas and the millions of residents are rehabilitated to the safer zones. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has declared a state of disaster in 30 counties, said: “I strongly urge all Texans to heed warnings from your local officials.” The tourists are also requested to follow the necessary precautions and follow the local advisory.
The forceful winds knocked down the trees, power poles and signs, and with torrential rain deluging streets.
The National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm had passed over San Jose Island, bringing with it a dangerous and powerful eye wall. The Hurricane Center warns that some areas will see the powerful storm break and the heavy torrential downpour.
The coastal cities of Texas could see 13 feet of storm surge and as much as 40 inches of rain by Wednesday.
The combination of wind and water could leave wide swaths of South Texas “uninhabitable for weeks or months,” the National Weather Service in Houston said.
Brock Long, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said that Texas is about to have a very significant disaster due to Harvey.
Gov. Greg Abbott warned of record-setting flooding and called on people to run away the area before the storm hits.
There are at about 104,000 customers of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) electric system lost power just at Harvey hit in Friday.