Hurricane Harvey has not unleashed its wrath on Houston yet, but that could change soon. Already, Harvey is causing some power outages. Centerpoint, as of 6:30 this morning was indicating that over 60,000 customers were without lights.
Harvey made landfall in Texas as a category four storm. It's now at a Category One storm and could strength weaken even further. Harvey touched down near Rockport with 130 mile per hour winds. Patrick Blood at the National Weather service in League City tells KTRH if it's not coming down yet it will soon and it will hit hard.
“You could start seeing the bands coming in between now and sunrise. You could pick up a quick two or three inches of rain,” Blood said.
You might see wind strength from Harvey dissipate to Tropical Storm status, but David Zelensky at the National Hurricane Center says that means nothing for us here in Houston.
“It’s going to produce historic rainfall amounts over the Texas Gulf Coast,” Zelensky said.
Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo tells us police are ready for whatever happens.
“We are fully mobilized. All hands are on deck. All personnel are working 12-hour shifts,” Acevedo stated.
It’s going to be a very long day here in Houston.
Moving closer to the suburbs there are concerns about the Brazos River. County Judge Robert Hebert told KTRH it could be at flood levels before the weekend is over.
“If you were impacted by floods last year, you need to pay special attention to any alerts concerning the Brazos River in Fort Bend County,” Hebert stated.