Tropical Depression Harvey gaining strength in the Gulf

If the storm becomes a hurricane, it would be the first to make a U.S. landfall this season.
1:08 | 08/23/17

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We turn nooext here to the hurricane watch at this hour. Harvey gaining strength in the gulf. Evacuations will begin in the morning, in parts of Texas. It would be the first to make U.S. Landfall this season. They are alreadifying sandbags on south padre island, and in Corpus Christi, this store, shelves empty. Let's get to ginger zee. She is tracking it for us. Reporter: Those shelves empty for good reason, because there is real risk of loss and life of property this weekend in Texas. Let me take you to the maps, David. You see the low, still the remnants of Harvey. Became a tropical depression, and it's slowly moving to the west. The path takes us Friday into Saturday right there. Just north of Brownsville into Corpus Christi, into Texas. The hurricane watch is in effect. Along that coast, but I can't tell you -- I cannot make this big enough, the rain, up to 20 implgs. We have seen tropical storms like Allison do more damage than hurricanes can. You have to pay attention. A lot of rain. Thank you.

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