Texas is bracing for the largest hurricane to strike the U.S. in more than ten years. Residents along the Texas coast are stocking up on supplies or else heading inland before hurricane Harvey hits. The hurricane is expected to make landfall Friday night or early Saturday. Some areas of the state could get as much as 35 inches of rain.
Harvey is rapidly becoming more powerful and is forecast to become a Category 3 hurricane with winds of at least 111 mph by the time it hits the middle Texas coast late Friday or early Saturday, the hurricane center said Thursday. After hitting Corpus Christi, the storm is expected to stall over the state, forecasters say.
In Corpus Christi, where Harvey could make landfall and Mayor Joe McComb has issued a voluntary evacuation order, Walmart shelves were clearing quickly, as the city canceled Friday's dockets in city court and provided self-serve sandbags to residents.