Hurricane Could Hit Texas for First Time Since 2008
Tropical Storm Harvey could turn into hurricane by Friday
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2017 10:42 AM CDT
Hundreds of sandbags are seen behind city workers on Tuesday in Brownsville, Texas, in preparation for what's now the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey.   (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

(Newser) – Tropical Storm Harvey could turn into a hurricane by Friday, the same day it's expected to make landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas. If it does indeed develop into a Category 1 storm, it will be the state's first hurricane since 2008, CNN reports. The National Hurricane Center is warning the state could see "multiple hazards" from the storm; meteorologists are predicting 10 to 20 inches of rain from the state's Gulf Coast toward Houston and into San Antonio. Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 30 counties along the Gulf. The last hurricane to hit the state, Ike, caused massive destruction and killed 21 people across three states.

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