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Update on Texas Flooding

27 Aug 2017, 3:02 pm

Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues in parts of Texas right now. Bands of tropical downpours continue to rotate around Harvey and produce flash flooding. River levels have already reached to historic heights and there could be another 15-25 inches of rain yet to fall in the same area.

Here are the latest updates:

4:00 p.m. cdt Sunday

According to the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott

  • 250 highway closures across the state
  • 316,000 power outages
  • Red cross serving 130,000 meals per day
  • People urged to stay put and not travel due to flooded roads, unless absolutely necessary
  • Help to this area can be done by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or going to www.redcross.org

As much as 10-25 inches of rain fell as of mid-morning Sunday across southeast Texas with another 15-25 inches possible across the similar area through the next few days. Harvey will continue drifting southeast toward the Gulf of Mexico where the storm will stay strong enough to continue to pump in flooding rains this week. The storm is not forecast to let up on Texas until Wednesday at the earliest. Please consult your local National Weather Service office for the most up-t0-date weather information. We’ve provided links below:

The National Weather Service office in Houston

The National Weather Service office in Corpus Christi

The National Weather Service office in Lake Charles

The National Weather Service office in New Orleans

Here are some of the images we have received so far. If you can safely do so, please send videos, pictures, or information from what you’re hearing in this area. Again, if safety does not permit, then don’t do it.

Observed rain as of Sunday morning
Additional rain Sunday – Friday

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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