The Remnants Of Tropical Storm Harvey Are Headed Straight For Texas, Rain And Floods Expected
The latest reports state that the remnants of powerful Tropical Storm Harvey are gaining new strength and the storm is headed straight for Texas.
Meteorologists are reporting that clusters of thunderstorms in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico that were recently part of Tropical Storm Harvey are beginning to grow stronger. These remnants could become a new tropical storm or even strengthen to hurricane status before making landfall in Texas and Louisiana on Friday afternoon or evening.
Even more troubling, there are reports that this storm could stall over Texas or Louisiana. This means that Texans may have to contend with its powerful rains and winds for days. In this scenario, the potential for dangerous flooding is high.
While experts are not yet certain what form this storm system will take when it lands, Harvey is expected to touch down in Texas by the end of the week.
The Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts are under the most threat for devastating rains and flash floods. This includes Houston and Corpus Christi. If the storm continues to move inland after making landfall, Austin and San Antonio could also face major flooding.
Coastal areas will likely face battering waves and high winds. Persistent winds may mean large amounts of downed trees and power loss for residents in the hardest-hit areas.
Locals are urged to have a hurricane preparedness plan in place and to make sure your family is ready to deal with flooding and high wind scenarios. Click here for resources to help you plan for the storm. For more information, check out this video from ABC 13 News.