Gulf Region Prepares for Hurricane Harvey
UPDATE AS OF FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 11:00 AM EST
According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey has been re-designated a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour.
Michael Brennan of the National Hurricane Center cautioned those areas impacted by Harvey’s path of the 3 following life-threatening hazards:
- Storm Surge
- Inundation (as a result of storm surge) – Some areas can expect 6-12 feet of inundation along the storm’s path.
The infrared satellite imagery below shows Hurricane Harvey’s current location and approach.
GOES-16 (non-operational) 1-minute near-infrared satellite imagery from this morning with Hurricane #Harvey approaching Texas coast. #GRPG pic.twitter.com/NTX7HS7djh
— NWS OPC (@NWSOPC) August 25, 2017
Many counties along the Texas coastline have ordered evacuations to residents, including:
- City of Port Aransas
- Brazoria County
- Calhoun County
- Matagorda County
- Refugio County
- San Patricio County
- Victoria County
- Bee County
- Cameron County
- Chambers County
- Galveston County
- Harris County
- Jackson County
- Kleberg County
- Nueces County, including City of Corpus Christi
The Texas Department of Transportation has published evacuation route maps for areas impacted by Harvey’s path. National evacuation subject matter expert and FEMA administrator Brock Long has encouraged Texas residents to heed local evacuation orders and cautions residents that the evacuation window is closing.
.@FEMA_Brock: Texas “about to have a very significant disaster,” “window to evacuate is rapidly coming to a close” https://t.co/mPwdpaDy2R
— New Day (@NewDay) August 25, 2017
*Evacuation notifications are subject to change and should be actively monitored. Hagerty recommends consulting your local government for official changes in evacuation guidance.
- The National Hurricane Center regularly updated tracking of Tropical Storm Harvey
- Remember, Ready.gov provides information on how to prepare for a storm and how to keep you and your family safe
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