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At least 2 dead as Harvey starts catastrophic damage, flooding in Texas

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Staff Writer | August 27, 2017
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Weather   The wrath of Harvey

The wrath of Harvey is far from over as the storm continues to pound southeastern Texas with heavy rain and powerful winds.

Harvey made landfall between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor, Texas, on Friday night as a Category 4 storm and will bring a threat of catastrophic and life-threatening flooding as it stalls over the region.

The first major hurricane to strike the United States since Wilma in 2005, Harvey has caused widespread power outages, significant flooding, travel disruptions and devastation to cities along the coast.

One woman died from flooding in Houston on Saturday night, according to the Associated Press. The woman's car was stuck in high water when she got out of the vehicle and was later found dead about 30 yards away.

This is the second confirmed death due to Harvey.

Significant, life-threatening flooding is unfolding over the Houston metro area. A band of very heavy rainfall is unleashing rainfall rates over 6 inches per hour in some places.

A trained spotter in Pearland, Texas, reported 9.92 inches of rain in 90 minutes from this stationary band of rain.


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