Aug 25, 2017
By Christine Ross
Texas is bracing for a major storm. Residents along the Gulf Coast are bracing for what’s being called a life-threatening storm. Evacuations are taking place ahead of Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to approach the middle Texas coast Friday and make landfall Saturday bringing 200-kilometre-per-hour winds and four-metre storm surges. Forecasters predict it will make landfall as a Category 3 storm, the most powerful to hit the U-S in more than a decade. And once it arrives, Harvey is expected to stall, bringing days of rain to flood-prone areas like Houston, America’s fourth-largest city. It was about this time twelve years ago that hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans killing over 1,800 people. It went from a category 3 to a deadly category 5 when it hit land.