Hurricane Harvey is making landfall in Texas, with over four feet of rain and a catastrophic storm-surge expected. Meteorologists upgraded the storm to a category four storm, making it now larger than hurricane Katrina when it made landfall 12 years ago.
Texas isn’t just bracing for flooding and hurricane winds, there is the added danger of tornados and even alligators. And the power could be out for days.
Mayor pro tem of Rockport, Texas, instructed residents to prepare for the worst if they couldn’t get out of the path of Harvey. He asked that they write their name and Social Security number on their arm, ABC News reported.
To see what the gulf coast is facing, below are nine terrifying maps (and one stunning photo):
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) August 25, 2017
— Climate Detective 💧👀 (@NJSnowFan) August 25, 2017
— Rick Reichmuth (@rickreichmuth) August 25, 2017
Oil, gas rigs along Gulf Coast. pic.twitter.com/5hfZqkw04o
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 25, 2017
— Brian McNoldy (@BMcNoldy) August 25, 2017
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) August 25, 2017
— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) August 25, 2017
— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) August 25, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) August 25, 2017