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
Hurricane Could Hit Texas for First Time Since 2008
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. (Read more hurricane stories.)

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