Hurricane Harvey category 5 storm made contact with land just moments ago. (11:31 PM ET).
“The storm is poundng the Texas coast and its millions of residents with hurricane-force winds knocking down trees, power poles and signs, and with torrential rain deluging streets.
— CNN (@CNN) August 26, 2017
- National Hurricane center has declared the coming floods to be “life-threatening”
- Storm is expected to continue through Wednesday, delivering over 4 feet of total rain
- Corpus Christi police have stopped responding to emergency calls
- Hurricane Harvey category 5 is the first category 5 in the United States in over 30 years
- Wind speeds are currently hitting as high as 135 MP
- One building has collapsed in Bridgeport with people inside according to CBS News
- Brian McNoldy, a senior hurricane researcher at the University of Miami, has compared Hurricane Harvey to Hurricane Katrina
- Evacuees are seeking refugee in San Antonio
In case you are still not impressed, check this freakin picture NASA took of it from space:
— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) August 25, 2017
That is massive. Like, nightmarishly massive. But I suppose that is what you expect when it’s hurricane Harvey category 5 all of a sudden.
The economic toll is expected to be tremendous, but right now we will worry about the safety of those in Texas. Prayers to all in the storms path.