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Houston braces itself for Hurricane Harvey as it plows through Texas

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Infographic by ABC's AccuWeather


by Joseph Earnest August 24, 2017


Newscast Media HOUSTON—Houston is bracing for Tropical Storm Harvey, which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before bringing an extremely dangerous combination of rainfall and storm-surge flooding to areas near the Texas and Louisiana coasts into the weekend or early next week.

Harvey is currently a tropical storm in the western Gulf of Mexico. It will track toward the Texas Gulf Coast and make landfall as a hurricane Friday night. Tropical Storm Harvey to bring a significant life-threatening heavy rainfall event to South Central Texas.

The Houston Independent School District announced Thursday that all district schools and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, August 28 due to the threat of inclement weather.  

The closure will affect more than 200,000 students - Houston ISD is the largest in Texas and the eighth-largest in the U.S. Classes are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, August 29.

CURRENT WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lavaca, and Wilson - A Hurricane Warning is in effect for De Witt and Karnes.

STORM INFORMATION: - About 490 miles southeast of San Antonio TX or about 430 miles southeast of Cuero TX - 24.0N 93.3W - Storm Intensity 65 mph - Movement North-northwest or 340 degrees at 10 mph. More up-to-the-minute information about the storm can be found here. (pop-up)

How to prepare and stay safe

During a hurricane: Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away. Be extra careful when walking outside. Storm damage such as downed power lines and fallen debris could injure you.

6 hours before arrival: Close storm shutters if possible and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows could injure you. Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer.

6 to 12 hours before arrival: Turn on your TV/radio, or check your local government’s website frequently. You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions. Charge your phone. You’ll have a full battery if you lose power.

12 to 36 hours before arrival: Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away. These may become a safety hazard. Bookmark your local government’s website. This gives you quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.

36 to 48 hours before arrival: Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.

Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power. For example, you can use phone, text, social media, or email. Create an evacuation plan with your family. You may have to leave quickly.          Add Comments>>


 Source: Weather Channel















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