Harvey could dump heavy rain in Texas, Louisiana — The Latest

Harvey Heading towards Texas Latest Information and Track

A storm surge of up to 12 feet (3.7 meters) may occur near the Padre Island National Seashore to Sargent. Some refineries likely will shut down until the storm passes, possibly disrupting gasoline supplies.

In anticipation of Harvey making landfall in the Gulf Coast region, Governor of Texas Greg Abbott on Wednesday preemptively declared a State of Disaster for 30 counties.

The fastest sustained winds will be 111 mph or more at landfall, but gusts will blast the coast even harder.

Nearly all of the Texan state's 591-kilometre coast was under a hurricane or tropical storm warning or watch as of Thursday (local time).

In Corpus Christi, dozens of people waited in line at a Sam's Club on Thursday. Flower Mound Fire Department sent support teams to San Antonio.

When to evacuate: Should I stay or should I go?

Not everyone is leaving. "We are in conversations with those groups that we continue to use", Steve Greenly, CenterPoint's vice president of distribution power delivery, said. Storms can change direction with little notice - there is no point in risking your life.

Recon is currently heading out to Harvey. "Beer and wine", she said.

Supermarket shelves are also emptying fast as residents stock up on food, water and other essentials before Harvey strikes. "It's a big deal". This isn't always the case, but it's a general rule of thumb.

South of the Mouth of the Rio Grande, Texas to Boca de Catan Mexico.

Harvey grew from a tropical depression into a Category 1 hurricane.

Now the forecast is for this to become a major hurricane with winds in excess of 110 mph. Louisiana and Mexico will also be affected by the storm.

The current wind speed is tracking at 80 mph, and the potential rainfall amount is currently looking to be upwards of 35 inches, which will create massive flooding conditions and potentially dangerous situations across the Gulf.

What was allegedly just a tropical storm, formed into a hurricane on Thursday in Texas.

Crews are preparing to deploy in the next few hours, but they're waiting on final orders. A hurricane watch covers from Port Mansfield to the mouth of the Rio Grande.

In addition, Turner confirmed that no evacuation orders have been issued for the city and none is being considered.

Ticket buyers for all events can monitor their venue's web sites and social media outlets for news on cancellations and postponements. "That's been the story of Houston development", said civil engineering professor Jim Blackburn. Average gas prices in Florida during the second half of August range from $2.47 to $2.13.

"We know that if anything as far as flooding happens, that's the one thing everyone runs to, we have to have water", Mariah Barter told CNN affiliate KZTV.

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