timberland promotional code Hurricane Harvey kills at least two people while spinning deeper into Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Harvey spun deeper into Texas and unloaded extraordinary amounts of rain Saturday after the once fearsome hurricane crashed into vulnerable homes and businesses along the coastline in a blow that killed at least two people and injured up to 14.
Throughout the region between Corpus Christi and Houston, many people feared that toll was only the beginning. And they dreaded the destruction that was yet to come from a storm that could linger for days and unload more than 40 inches (100 centimetres) of rain on cities, including dangerously flood prone Houston, the nation fourth largest.
In the island community of Port Aransas, population 3,800, officials were unable to fully survey the town because of damage. Police and heavy equipment had only made it into the northernmost street.
can tell you I have a very bad feeling and that about it, said Mayor Charles Bujan, who had called for a mandatory evacuation but did not know how many heeded the order.
Harvey has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm this afternoon. The mayor said his community took a blow on the nose that left devastation, including homes, businesses and schools that were heavily damaged. Some structures were destroyed.
Rockport roads were a mess of toppled power poles. A trailer blocked much of one major intersection. Wood framing from ripped apart houses was strewn along Route 35 on the town southern end.
Harvey relentless wind tore the metal sides off the high school gym and twisted the steel door frame of its auditorium.
Police video shows building in Aransas Pass, Texas being torn apart by strong wind gusts from Hurricane Harvey.
Rockport Mayor Charles Wax told The Weather Channel that the city emergency response system had been hampered by the loss of cellphone service and other forms of communication. Mills Jr. said. A second person died in flooding in Harris County, where Houston is located. She was found by neighbours about 30 yards (27 metres) away from her vehicle, and Norman said she was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor who was in the area.
Mills also said as many as 14 people suffered minor injuries in his county, including slips and falls, scrapes and a broken leg.
About 300,000 customers were without power statewide. Gov. Rainfall totals varied across the region, with Corpus Christi and Galveston receiving around 3 inches (8 centimetres), Houston 7 (18 centimetres) and Aransas 10 (25 centimetres). Tiny Austwell got 15 inches (38 centimetres).
streets are treacherous, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
Full impact of HurricaneHarvey still to occur w/ heavy rain/flooding. Tony Hahn, commander of the Corpus Christi sector.
The Corpus Christi port was closed with extensive damage. Because the city is the third largest petrochemical port in the nation, the agency will be on the lookout for spills, Hahn said. in more than a decade came ashore late Friday about 30 miles (48 kilometres) northeast of Corpus Christi as a mammoth Category 4 storm with 130 mph (209 kph) winds.
The hurricane posed the first major emergency management test of President Donald Trump administration.