Houston braces for Hurricane Harvey

ABC News' Lana Zak gives an update from Houston on the hurricane's progress.
3:21 | 08/25/17

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Transcript for Houston braces for Hurricane Harvey
Either abcnews.com viewers I'm on is that coming to you from Houston Texas where everybody getting ready for hurricane army in fact. When we are Ryan here last night all over the highway were these signs that that golf is hurricane in gulf be prepared. Make your car has enough gas and that's just what we did and white here in Houston really you can see that. It's pretty targets rainy that's been the case Norma most of the day. But most of stores businesses have all closed down at this point following those warnings about Harvey which is expected to make landfall. As a category three hurricane in just a few hours. Now the heart of that it's supposed to be a little bit. Further south at Corpus Christi. But we're really expecting a potential 12 punch tons of rain here in Houston and this is America's fourth largest city as you can see. There's a lot of concrete and that is not very good for absorbing water and then projections are summer in the realm of even three feet. Worth of water that's flash flooding. And and Houston have experienced some of that previously. This is all potentially concerning the governor in fact telling resident that he would move north. But the mayor wanting to avoid potential. Capped a catastrophe on the highway. Or back up for people that really do need to get out says that if people count. A good. High ground shelter that that's where they should stay otherwise either places around the states and the Gulf Coast. Have experienced mandatory evacuations. And some suggested evacuations we saw photos. Of the littlest residents of Corpus Christi at the children's health nick you being successfully. Relocated out of harm's way there. Where they are really expecting. Sell much tidal surges. Flash floods. Extreme winds and how did you guys a sense of what a category three hurricane means the last time. United States experienced category three hurricanes hitting land within 2005. And those hurricanes were called Wilma. And Katrina so we are not messing around here and that's really part of the concern that a lot of people. Thieves. Storms they see hurricanes they know they've been through before but just because even for a hurricane before. He had no predicts. Prediction that all of what this hurricane going to deal and in fact there is some indication from meteorologist that this one is especially weird. Because it's very slow moving which is going to count for that tremendous amounts of rainfall. But then it also might heed here at 1 o'clock in the morning and then move back into the Gulf Coast where it gets more energy and strength. And then come back and hit Houston later in the week somewhere around Wednesday. The president is considering the declaring a state of emergency we understand that he's thinking about that talking was advisors right now in the White House also said that the president may be coming out here next week but. All of this still sort of lingering in the air as. Region is really bracing for the worst and hoping for the bats. We will continue to follow all of that tracking that storm hurricane hardy. We hope that we're ready for you but. Oh we are going to be watching all of this very very closely. Reporting from Houston Texas I mean if you wanna back thanks for watching and he can follow all of it on abcnews.com.

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