Cullman Remains Untouched By Harvey; Texas Gets Category 3 Hurricane

by | Aug 25, 2017 | Extreme Weather, United States, Weather

Hurricane Harvey is rapidly approaching the Texas coast.

At the moment, Harvey is a category two hurricane. Sustained winds are around 105 mph.

Multiple storm forecasters are predicting Harvey will become a major, Category 3 hurricane by the time of landfall around midnight tonight. Sustained winds near 125 mph are expected.

Upper atmosphere wind currents are minimal at this times.

That means Harvey may wander about Texas coastal for days. Such an event would trigger catastrophic flooding.

Harvey is likely to produce rain accumulations of up to 25 inches. 36-inch maximums in some areas are entirely possible along the middle and upper Texas coast through next Wednesday.

Even far south Texas could get up to 15 inches.

Unfortunately, the mass rainfall from Harvey will be in the news for days come with devastating property damage and life-threatening flooding.

If you have the ability to donate your time or resources to the American Red Cross, this would be a good time to consider doing so.

Galveston, TX
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Cullman Remains Untouched By Harvey; Texas Gets Category 3 Hurricane

The American Red Cross is getting ready to respond along the Gulf Coast. The Red Cross is finalizing shelter plans, mobilizing trained Red Cross disaster relief workers and preparing relief supplies to be ready to respond. The Red Cross is also working in close collaboration with government officials and community partners to coordinate potential response efforts.

If you would like to help people affected by disasters big and small, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

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