By Saturday morning the national hurricane center noted that wind speed remains within the limits of 185 km per hour
Hurricane “Harvey” has led to landslides in the small coastal town of Rockport, in Southeast Texas, on Saturday. High winds and heavy rains occur over hundreds of miles of shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico.
“Harvey” was the most violent hurricane in the U.S. over the last ten years. The wind on the coast reached a speed of 209 km per hour. However, by Saturday morning the national hurricane center noted that wind speed was reduced to 185 km per hour.
Earlier, tens of thousands of Texas residents were forced to leave their homes on the coast. While there is no official information about any casualties, but keep in mind that emergency crews can’t yet due to the weather conditions to get to some areas where the state of emergency.
On Friday, when hurricane “Harvey” was nearing the coast of Texas, President Donald trump has officially declared Texas a disaster area.
The national hurricane center called Harvey “stormy, life-threatening”.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott admitted that the storm will be “a major disaster” and warned state residents to prepare for unprecedented flooding. In turn on Friday the head of Federal Agency of the U.S. emergency management (FEMA) Brock long said that his Agency together with other Federal agencies taking action to help residents of the stricken disaster areas.
It was expected that the storm will take the coastal strip of a width of 600 kilometers.