Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Hurricane Harvey Downgraded to Tropical Storm, But Life-Threatening Hazards Remain

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017 AS OF 10:00 AM CDT

Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to Tropic Storm Status by the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. Despite the downgrading of the storm, heavy rains, flooding, and tornadoes pose life-threatening hazardous conditions across Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.

NOAA Tropic Story Harvey Rainfall


As Harvey continues to slowly move through Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, catastrophic flooding poses a danger. The National Weather Service has cautioned residents affected by the heavy rains and flood never to walk or drive into flood waters:

National Weather Service Advisory – Turn Around Don’t Drown


Tornadoes and heavy winds continue to pose an active threat as of Sunday, August 27th. FEMA cautions affected residents to seek shelter immediately:



Here’s the breakdown of public advisories from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) 10:00 AM CDT, August 27, 2017 Update:

  • The Storm Surge Warning for the coast of Texas has been discontinued;
  • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Port O’Connor to Sargent, Texas.

Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding is occurring in southeastern Texas, and flash flood emergencies are in effect for portions of area affected by the storm. Please refer to products from your local weather service.


As life-threatening hazards and heavy rainfall continue to plague the Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana coastal region, please heed all evacuation orders and instructions from local emergency management and law enforcement:


  • Texas: See open sheltering information here


  • NOAA’s National Hurricane Center for regular updates on Hurricane Harvey: link
  • Remember, Ready.gov provides information on how to prepare for a storm and how to keep you and your family safe: link

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