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Texas prepares for hurricane Harvey

Texas prepares for hurricane Harvey

Millions of inhabitants of the U.s. state of Texas prepare for hurricane Harvey, which is expected in the night from Friday to Saturday, local time, on land. The National Hurricane Center in the United States reported on Friday that the tropical storm has become a hurricane of category two.

A hurricane of that strength develops wind up to 154 kilometers per hour. Harvey, however, has the potential to continue to grow to a strength of three, with wind speeds of up to 208 miles per hour.

Thus Harvey, in combination with heavy rainfall and high water, life-threatening forms, warns the National Hurricane Center. Also Weerplaza expected that the storm over the next 24 hours will intensify.

Millions of people are preparing now for the storm, which is one of the toughest of the last twelve years in the USA can be. The authorities recommend residents for several days food in store.

According to the latest calculations, the hurricane in the night from Friday to Saturday (local time) at Corpus Christi in the state of Texas the hard to get to land and then further inland to draw.

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Airline tickets

Travelers who buy airline tickets to Texas have booked their flight free of charge rebooking to another day. That applies among others for people who have tickets booked with KLM, KLM partner Delta Airlines and several other U.s. airlines, including United Airlines.

From Schiphol, KLM Saturday with one unit to Houston, the largest city of the American state. Also Lufthansa and United Airlines share a flight to Houston. There are no other direct connections with Texas.

Texas prepares for hurricane Harvey

Millions of inhabitants of the U.s. state of Texas prepare for hurricane Harvey.
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Harvey has the potential to grow into a hurricane of category three, with wind speeds of up to 208 miles per hour.
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The authorities recommend residents for several days food in store.
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