Hurricane Harvey expected to cause major flooding, storm surge

ABC News senior meteorologist Rob Marciano reports from Freeport, Texas, on the damage the storm surge could bring and how local officials and residents are preparing.
1:19 | 08/25/17

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That storm surge and of course the heavy rain likely to cause major flooding across the coast and to rob Marciano with more on that, our senior meteorologist in freeport. Hey, good morning, George. We're already starting to see water run up here 50 miles south of Houston. The winds have become steady and this beach already seeing water up against the seawall. Five to nine feet of storm surge expected here. That should be enough to get over the wall and this inlet gets into the harbor. Look at all that infrastructure. Petrochemical plants and oil refineries. As low pressure deepens an allow the sea level to rise, it is the wind that piles up that water, the crashing waves until it hits the land has nowhere else to go. Also the rainfall. It could be like Allison as far as rain is concerned. Check out some of the video from 2001. We had rainfall here 40 inches causing $9 billion in damage. Dozens of people losing their lives across the Texas area and thousands of people homeless. It is not the wind. It is the water from storm surge and rainfall that does the most damage to life and property and that's what we're fearing. Thanks very much.

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