Hurricane Harvey, A Category 2 Hurricane expected to strengthen to a Category 3, is set to hit make landfall in Texas on Friday night, and is expected to stall over the coastal areas with forecasters predicting "life-threatening and disastrous flooding into next week."
Harvey is projected make landfall along the Texas coast on Friday night as a Category 3 hurricane. The storm strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane early Friday morning. The last hurricane to make landfall in Texas was Ike as a Category 2 on Sept. 13, 2008. A state of disaster was declared for 30 counties in Texas in advance of Harvey by Gov. Greg Abbott.
The decreasing forward speed of the storm will lead to long-duration rainfall and gusty winds. Harvey will cause much worse damage from flooding and wind than would normally occur from a swift moving storm of equal magnitude.
Accuweather is also reporting that some communities could be under water for days, prolonged gusty winds to topple trees, lead to power outages, and that Harvey may bring bring dangerous conditions, cause damage at the coast.
Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has activated more than more than 700 members of the Texas Army and Air National Guards, Texas State Guard and the Texas Military Department, who have been positioning themselves throughout the state in preparation.
Once again we see that a lack of preparation before hurricane seasons hit coastal states has cause a run on items such as water and canned goods as Infowars has documented multiple empy shelves and accounts of waiting in long lines just to buy water.
NOTE- Having lived through Hurricane Andrew in Florida in 1992, people in coastal states could avoid these types of runs on the stores and empty shelves if they prepared every year before Hurricane season even hits... what you don't eat or drink by the end of the season, you use then do the same thing before the next hurricane season. There is no excuse for water and canned goods not to be stored ahead of time.