It’s being reported that the Tropical Storm Harvey showing off it’s strength in the Gulf of Mexico and looks like it will lead to a lot of flooding in Texas and Louisiana.
Starting Friday (August 25th) till the beginning of the next week, official expect up to 20 inches of rain in southwestern Louisiana and eastern Texas.
It’s been announced that Portland, Texas is being evacuated.
Corpus Christi Mayor, Joe McComb, just announced that a voluntary evacuation is highly encouraged especially if you are in a low-lying area.
— H-E-B Prepared (@HEBPrepared) August 24, 2017
The strength of the hurricane is 111 mph.
— Teddy Wilson (@reportbywilson) August 24, 2017
Even Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell have stopped the production and the employees are being evacuated.
— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) August 24, 2017
“Texans believe in taking action and always being prepared in the event of an emergency,” Abbott said. “Preemptively declaring a state of disaster will allow Texas to quickly deploy resources for the emergency response effort in anticipation of the storm’s hazardous conditions.”
Schools have also been closed down in Texas.
All campuses closed Friday, August 25, 2017 due to impending weather are:
— Brazoria County (@BrazoriaCounty) August 24, 2017
Flights have also been canceled and delayed, gas stations are running out of gas as people prepare to leave the evacuation zone.