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Hurricane going to linger around in almost the same area into next week because it’s stuck between two areas of high pressure. The winds that steer this storm are very light, so it will not move the storm away anytime soon. Hurricane battered the Southern Texas coast, where damage was widespread following the storm’s landfall.
Buildings were ripped to shreds in Rockport area and firefighters were unable to respond to pleas for help in the hours following Hurricane along the Southern Texas coast.
In Rockport, a town of about 10,000 people located on Aransas Bay, KTRK-TV reported 10 people sustained injuries when the roof of a senior housing complex collapsed during the storm. The severity of those injuries was unknown as of yet.
“We know there will be widespread devastation,” Rockport Mayor CJ Wax said during a Saturday morning interview with The Weather Channel. “I think it’s safe to say we took a Cat. 4 (hurricane) right on the nose head on, and we’d appreciate everyone’s prayers.”
Later Saturday morning, damage was also reported in the town of Katy Texas and may have been caused by a tornado. Images on social media showed heavy damage to many structures in the town; no injuries were reported, according to a separate KTRK report.
Houston-area residents are waiting to see what Harvey will do the next few hours and days!
Heavy rainfall and gusty winds will persist in the Houston Texas area through at least Monday, according to weather.com meteorologist Linda Lam. Rainfall totals of 15 to 30 inches are expected in the area, with locally up to 40 inches possible through midweek. This amount of rainfall brings a serious concern of catastrophic and life-threatening flooding in the area.
As the Texas Tribune noted, “how bad things get in Houston depends on where and how quickly the rain falls in the area.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urged more people to flee the area, however, local authorities told people to remain in their homes and recommended no widespread evacuations, AP reports. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner addressed the decision during a press conference, saying there may be a “greater danger” in having people who don’t need to be evacuated on roads that could flood leaving them stranded. .
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Friday, Harris County officials, declared a state of disaster for the Houston area. Weather conditions in Galveston deteriorated throughout the day, with reports indicating that storm surge has already raised water levels about 3 feet.
The Texas Department of Transportation officials have closed the Galveston/Bolivar Ferry ahead of the storm. Officials in Galveston County are saying there is no mandatory evacuation orders anywhere in the county, but Galveston residents “west of the seawall” were advised to evacuate.
Hurricane will meander for several days into next week, leading to a threat of catastrophic flooding in parts of Southern Texas. Dangerous storm-surge flooding, damaging winds and a couple tornadoes are also threats. Tropical storm and storm surge warnings have been issued for parts of Texas. Hurricane is now stalling over Texas, now as a tropical storm, with the biggest threat of catastrophic flooding looming ahead for the area.
Heavy rain has pushed as far north as Austin Texas, where there was a report of flooding of a poor-drainage area Saturday morning. Bands of heavy rain have triggered flash flood warnings all around the Houston metro area, where rain rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour have been measured. Harvey has pushed water 2 to 7 feet above average tide levels near Corpus Christi to Lavaca Bay, and water levels remain elevated as onshore flow continues to the east of Hurricane’s center.
White Roofing Systems Team will be organizing and ready to help with your Commercial Roof Damage and Leaks. Once the Hurricane lets up and the weather permits we will be out inspection roofs for any damage all over Texas. Conklin Roof Coatings have been restoring commercial roofs for 40 years. With longevity like that you can be assured to get the best roofing system available.