News

‘Catastrophic’ hurricane Harvey reached the American coast

‘Catastrophic’ hurricane Harvey reached the American coast

Photo: AFP

Hurricane Harvey in the night from Friday to Saturday the American coast is reached. The storm has become a hurricane of the fourth category. Harvey is going to provide for catastrophic flooding in the American state of Texas, to warn the authorities.

The hurricane is significantly more powerful due to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is now a hurricane of the fourth, second most powerful category. Will probably the storm last for days.

Harvey came to land at Corpus Christi, a city in the middle of the Texas coastline. In addition to Texas are also parts of Louisiana is threatened by flooding. The storm was accompanied by a storm surge of up to nearly four metres.

It is expected that Harvey inland pull. Because the hurricane will move slowly, so too does the risk of flooding by heavy rains in the coming days. Harvey brings about 90 inches of rain.

There are wind speeds up to about 210 kilometers per hour as possible. That is enough to make trees out of the ground and roofs of houses to pluck. It is possible that the supply of water and electricity for days flat.

State of emergency

Texas and Louisiana have the state of emergency is declared. The Us president, Donald Trump has made the situation in Texas Friday night officially declared natural disaster is declared. Thus, all possible resources from the national government for aid available.

Meteorologists warn that Harvey may be the most destructive storm since 2005. When it took hurricane Katrina to the lives of 1.833 people in various southern states.

36

Camera on ISS filming hurricane Harvey from space

Social security number

Millions of people are preparing for the arrival of the storm, which is one of the toughest of the last twelve years in the united states is likely to be.

Many people have now elsewhere in the state, their sought salvation. The authorities have everyone living in coastal or low-lying areas of residence are encouraged to immediate evacuation.

Those who refuse to leave will be asked their name and social security number on their forearm writing, to the noodverlening after the storm to facilitate.

Hurricane Harvey reached the American coast

Hurricane Harvey is going to provide for catastrophic flooding in the American state of Texas, to warn the authorities. Is expected to reach Harvey Saturday morning the Texas coast.
© AFP

In the night from Saturday to Sunday has grown to become a hurricane by the fourth, second most powerful category.
© AFP

The storm will be coming ashore at Corpus Christi, a city in the middle of the Texas coastline. In addition to Texas are also parts of Louisiana is threatened by flooding. It is expected that Harvey inland pull.
© AFP

There are wind speeds up to 250 kilometers per hour. That is enough to make trees out of the ground and roofs of houses to pluck. It is possible that the supply of water and electricity for days flat.
© AFP

Millions of people are preparing for the arrival of the storm, which is one of the toughest of the last twelve years in the united states is likely to be.
© AFP

Many people have now elsewhere in the state, their sought salvation. The authorities have everyone living in coastal or low-lying areas of residence are encouraged to immediate evacuation.
© AFP

Those who refuse to leave will be asked their name and social security number on their forearm writing, to the noodverlening after the storm to facilitate.
© AFP

Share this photo via:

Back to slideshow

Gasoline prices

The approaching storm also has a strong effect on the oil and fuel prices, which are up to shoot. More than 45 percent of the oil refineries in the U.S. is located on the Gulf of Mexico, and almost a fifth of the crude oil off the coast won.

The port of Houston, one of the largest in the U.S., closed Friday to all traffic.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular