#HurricaneHarvey is expected to make landfall on the central coast of Texas either late tonight or tomorrow morning. Residents are bracing for the storm’s impact which forecaster say will bring 35 inches of rain, 130mph winds and 12ft storm surges.

Texas governor #GregAbbott describes Harvey as a “very complex and dangerous hurricane” and urged President Trump to declare a major disaster in Texas so that citizens will understand the magnitude of flooding they may experience.

“The storm surge, coupled with the deluge of rain, could easily lead to billions of dollars of property damage and almost certainly loss of life,” Abbott wrote. “It is not hyperbole to say that if the forecast verifies, Texas is about to experience one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state.”

To all of our Roommates in that area please be safe and stock up on essentials if you are unable to leave!

 

TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet on IG, @tallyohhh on Twitter
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/hurricane-harvey-grows-stronger-as-texas-braces-for-historic-storm-to-make-landfall-friday-evening/2017/08/25/b63c8f3c-8992-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html, https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/Governor_Abbott_Requests_Presidential_Disaster_Declaration.pdf

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