Updates: Three Hours After Landfall, Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall Again

(ANTIMEDIA)Two days ago Hurricane Harvey was a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico. On Friday night, it strengthened to a Category 4 storm, with sustained with of 130 mph, only hours before making landfall in Texas. Harvey is the first major hurricane to hit the United States in 12 years.

Hurricane Harvey is the first Category 4 storm to hit Texas since Hurricane Carla in 1961.

Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane around 11pm EST. 

The effects of the hurricane will hover over the area for several days, with rainfall amounts estimated to be as high as 40 inches in some areas through next week. Hurricane force winds are projected to stick around through the weekend and life-threatening storm surge waters could reach up to 13 feet above ground level in some areas overnight Friday into Saturday.

We’ve searched social media for the most relevant updates so you don’t have to:

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Update 8:29am EST

The a specialist from the National Hurricane Center says the flooding threat is only going to increase over the next few days.

Update 2:21am EST

Euro model projects Harvey to be in the exact same location it is now on Tuesday night.

CBS is reporting that the city of Corpus Christi is under a boil water advisory.

Update 2:00am EST

Hurricane Harvey has made a second landfall, three hours after the first one.

Update: 1:38am EST

National Weather Service reports Hurricane Harvey will maintain Category 4 winds for the next several hours.

Update 1:11am EST

Two hours after making landfall, Hurricane Harvey is still a Category 4 storm, with max sustained winds at 130mph and gusts reaching 160mph.

Update: 1:00am EST

Jeff Piotrowski, an emmy-award winning storm chaser, is reporting that propane and natural gas is leaking everywhere in Rockford, Texas.

Update: 12:40am EST

Update: 12:25am EST

Flying debris from Hurricane Harvey damaged an NBC truck in Corpus Christi, crew is okay. 128 people have been evacuated from a Fairfield Inn in Port Aransas. Latest rainfall total projection for San Antonio is 18-25 inches, while Houston is now expected to receive at least 24 inches of rain.

Update 12:10am EST

The hotel in Rockford, Texas where local media and storm chasers were staying at has been hit hard.

CBS reports that Rockport High School has been hit and several people are injured. A city manager of Rockport, Texas tells CBS that people are trapped inside of senior housing complex where a roof has collapsed. Rescue teams are unable to get inside at this time.

The latest projected path for Hurricane Harley means it could be exactly where it is right now, as a tropical storm, on Monday night.

Two weathers station reported down.

Update 11:40pm EST

Reports of power outages and damage increasing as conditions in Texas quickly deteriorate. Water is coming into the hotel where KXAN TV is live in Rockport, Texas.

Update 11:25pm EST 

Hurricane Harvey has made landfall as a Category 4 storm between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor.

Harvey has stalled over Texas and millions of Americans are at risk of major flooding along the Gulf Coast. Jeff Piotrowski, an emmy-award winning storm chaser, had a livestream in Rockford, Texas with 60,000 watching momentarily go down shortly after he reported winds gusting to 110 mph.

Piotrowski’s feed is now back up. The Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edward, has declared a state of emergency for all of Louisiana.

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Update: 10:47pm EST

 

 

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We’ll be here all night bringing you the latest reports on Hurricane Harvey.

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