Harvey Now A Category 4 Hurricane Ahead Of Landfall

Hurricane Harvey continues to rapidly intensify in the Gulf of Mexico as it moves towards the Texas coast. 

Hurricane Harvey continues to rapidly intensify in the Gulf of Mexico.  As of the 7pm advisory, Harvey had achieved major hurricane status and strengthened to a category 4 storm, just off the Texas coastline. 


 

Over the next few hours, Harvey is expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi.

When Harvey makes landfall, it will be the first major hurricane landfall in the U.S. in 4,323 days or 12 years.  The last storm of that status to make landfall was Hurricane Wilma back in October of 2005.

The strength of Harvey as a storm won't be the only story.  Life-threatening flooding will be the biggest concern once the storm makes landfall.  Many areas across Southeast Texas may be measuring rainfall totals in feet.


 

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