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Hurricane Harvey Just Got Scarier

It's been upped to a Category 4
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 25, 2017 6:23 PM CDT
Hurricane Harvey Now a Category 4
Foster Adams, left, walks his dog, Gus, with his friend Bradley Strayer along the seawall during Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.   (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

(Newser) – The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Harvey has strengthened to a Category 4 storm. The center says Harvey has sustained wind speeds of 130mph as the powerful storm churns off the Texas coast. Forecasters are labeling it a "life-threatening storm." The AP reports the storm quickly grew Thursday from a tropical depression into a Category 1 hurricane, and then developed into a Category 2 storm early Friday. By Friday afternoon, it had become a Category 3 storm before strengthening to a category 4. It's forecast to make landfall in Texas late Friday or early Saturday. The storm is 45 miles east of Corpus Christi. (Read more Hurricane Harvey stories.)

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