Hurricane Harvey will be major disaster - Texas, USA

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41057284

Texas is facing a "very major disaster" as Hurricane Harvey approaches its coastline, the state's governor says.
Harvey, currently a category three storm in the Gulf of Mexico, will make landfall on Texas' central coast late on Friday or early on Saturday.
Greg Abbott has asked for more federal aid to cope with the storm, which may be the worst to hit the US in 12 years.
The National Hurricane Center said storm surges may bring life-threatening floods in and around Houston.
The storm may bring 40in (102cm) of rain, 130mph (210km/h) winds and 12ft (3.5m) storm surges, say forecasters.
Mr Abbott said Harvey was now "turning into a very complex and dangerous hurricane". It is likely to strike at the heart of Texas's oil refining industry, with Corpus Christi, a port city of 320,000 people, in the path of the storm.
In a letter to President Donald Trump requesting federal aid, Mr Abbott said: "The storm surge, coupled with the deluge of rain, could easily lead to billions of dollars of property damage and almost certainly loss of life."
The White House said Mr Trump is likely to visit Texas early next week.

The National Weather Service said on Friday it expected Harvey to make landfall as a category three hurricane, out of a maximum of five.
If it does, it will be the strongest storm to hit the US since October 2005, when Hurricane Wilma struck the coast of Florida.
Wilma left 87 people dead, and was part of a record-breaking hurricane season that included Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and killed nearly 2,000 people in August of that year.
However, Mr Abbott warned it could even make landfall as a category four. The last category four storm to hit the US was Charley in August 2004.
 

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it's a cat 4 now. land fall will be just north east of corpus christi.

note this is the first cat 4 to hit Texas in 50 years.
 

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it's a cat 4 now. land fall will be just north east of corpus christi.

note this is the first cat 4 to hit Texas in 50 years.

Jesus. That's up to 250km/h wind near the eye!
Was watching some coverage of the storm building yesterday and there were folk ignoring evacuation orders where they weren't mandatory... Its not smart to disregard three feet of rain and 150mp/h winds, I'll tell ya.
 

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friends in San Antonio been without power for 4 hours already ...... sounds pleasant
 

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still a cat 1 hurricane after nearly landfall 8 hours earlier. 200000 without power.
 

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still a cat 1 hurricane after nearly landfall 8 hours earlier. 200000 without power.

Did you write your name and social security number on on your arm?

Actually just write your MyBB username on your arm and we'll find you :D
 

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I guess it was a little worst last time. Last time it was a catastrophe and this time major disaster, next time we could hope for a minor disaster and the time after we could go swimming.
 

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Did you write your name and social security number on on your arm?

Actually just write your MyBB username on your arm and we'll find you :D
lol

I guess you saw that interview with the Texas mayor?

he's right though, look at all the bodies unidentified after Katrina.
 

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The wind and storm surge caused a lot of initial damage, but now flooding is the highest risk: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41067315

More than 1,000 people have been rescued in flooded parts of Houston, as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains.
There is a "flash flood emergency" across the Houston Metro area, with travel near impossible, the National Weather Service says.
It noted reports of five fatalities in the Houston area, but only one has been confirmed there so far.
Governor Greg Abbott has said that severe flooding is his main worry.
Mr Abbott said the cities of Houston and Corpus Christi had already received as much as 20in (50cm) of rain.

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