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Last Update: 08/23/2017 03:24 PM

From The Weather Channel at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2017

Harvey has reformed into a tropical depression and is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm or hurricane before bringing a dangerous combination of rainfall and storm surge flooding to areas near the Texas and Louisiana coasts into the weekend or early next week.

A hurricane watch has been issued for a portion of the Texas coast, from north of Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass, including Corpus Christi and Victoria.  Tropical storm watches are in effect from Boca De Catan, Mexico, to Port Mansfield, Texas, and from north of San Luis Pass, Texas, to High Island, Texas. This means tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours

The National Hurricane Center has also issued its first ever public storm surge watch which includes a swath of the Texas coast from Port Mansfield to High Island, including Corpus Christi and all of Galveston Bay. This new type of watch is issued when in the next 48 hours there is the "possibility of life- threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline," the NHC says.

Harvey is expected to gain strength and will draw near, if not make landfall, somewhere along the Texas coast Friday afternoon or Friday night.

Go to: http://www.shsu.edu/katsafe/hurricane.html for information on preparing for a hurricane. 

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