Harvey expected to make landfall as a major hurricane

The storm is expected to hit Texas late Friday to early Saturday.
1:14 | 08/24/17

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That ominous view from space as hurricane Harvey churns in the Gulf of Mexico we're gaining strength as it moves towards the coast expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi early Saturday as a dangerous category three with winds of 215. Miles an hour thing predictable about storm is unpredictable. From Texas to Louisiana and Mississippi people loading up. And laying out sandbags I think an -- the theater thing up the floor preparing for more than thirty inches of rain in some places at the storm surge up to twelve feet. We need people. To be aware that awareness already leading to long lines at gas stations perhaps. Insanity or as hurricane. And and T store shelves those in the lone star state planning to state pull it stocking up on the essentials water and and battery others now packing up heading from the coast and low lying areas where voluntary evacuation orders are now in place we are going to strongest possible terms as they say get out of the governor of Texas has preemptively issued a disaster declaration in thirty counties Louisiana's governor has done the same for that and tires state. RC Gonzales ABC news Los Angeles.

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