Mandatory Evacuations Are In Effect for Hurricane Harvey
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) August 23, 2017
The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Harvey is now Hurricane Harvey and is forecasting to hit the middle Texas coastline. Winds have reached 80 mph. Landfall is expected late Friday between Port O’Connor and Matagorda Bay.
Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a State of Disaster for Austin, Bee, Chambers, Colorado, Brazoria, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton and Wilson counties.
Mandatory evacuations were ordered for certain areas along the Texas coast. Areas included are San Patricio County, Port Aransas and Calhoun County.