Harvey Leaves Some Houston Streets Submerged

Lundi, 28 Aoû, 2017

CNN reports that winds reached speeds of up to 140 mph last night, and images show extensive damage to the area.

Hal Needham, a hurricane scientist at Louisiana State University, wrote in a blog post on the weather site WXshift that worrying about the storm's category underestimates how dangerous the rainfall could be and how much damage it could cause.

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Hurricane Harvey is expected to become a Category 3 storm.

Some are predicting that in a worst case scenario the damage could be as bad as Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans.

An overturned trailer sits in a park in the wake of Hurricane Harvey today.

Hurricane Harvey continues to pose a deadly threat across the US Gulf Coast despite its gradual easing, the country's National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in a statement on Sunday. The town of Rockport has about 100,000 residents.

The Texas Military Department had deployed approximately 700 members of the State Guard and National Guard to the coastal region just ahead of the storm as well.

There have been prolonged mobile and phone signal outages in the area.

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Harvey came ashore as the fiercest hurricane to hit the US in 13 years and the strongest to strike Texas since 1961's Hurricane Carla, the most powerful Texas hurricane on record.

In Houston, city streets turned into fast-moving rivers with officials warning residents to stay home.

A Texas judge confirmed the death in the coastal city of Rockport that was directly in the storm's path, .

"There is going to be a long period of time where people are isolated", Redlener said. He said people with rising waters in their homes should not go to attics, and said people who head to rooftops should wave sheets or towels to attract the attention of helicopter crews.

Like Houston, Galveston was also hit by "epic catastrophic flooding" overnight, the NWS added.

Rainfall is now the main concern - the NHC has warned of "catastrophic flooding" and the possibility of 40 inches in some areas as Harvey lingers over the state for several days.

Holt said the U.S. refinery system "is very technologically advanced" and is prepared to withstand these types of storms.

Francisco Sanchez, of the Harris County Emergency Management Office, said the storm would be around for a while.