Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall In Texas In These Shocking Photos & Videos

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night along the coast of Texas, near the city of Rockport. Bringing powerful winds and heavy rain, the storm increased in severity to a category 4 hurricane as it made land. CNN called it "the most powerful hurricane to hit the United States in a decade."
On Saturday, Harvey powered back down to a category 1 with winds slowing down to 75 MPH, but its effects were catastrophic nonetheless. More than a quarter of a million people in the state were reportedly affected by the power outages caused by the hurricane, and the internet has been flooded with photo and video footage of how bad things got in the Texas cities affected by the storm. Massive floods and the damage resulting from it, rising seawater, and property damage are already widespread.
The New York Times also reports that President Trump signed a disaster declaration for Texas once it neared the coast. Since the hurricane hit, many evacuated their homes to hotels and centers providing shelter, food, and water. Organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Direct Relief, and more all mobilized to offer their assistance to local victims.
At this time, there are 10 injuries reported at press time. Ahead is a look at what is happening in Texas right now, including a close-up of Harvey's damage to the cities in its path and how it compares to Hurricane Katrina.
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"THIS IS NOT THE OCEAN! This is what it looks like now on some streets in Corpus Christi because of #HurricaneHarvey," ABC13 Houston reports.
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L.A. Times photojournalist Robert Gauthier shared a video of homes that were flattened by the storm in Victoria, TX.
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A burnt out house and cars that caught fire are seen after Hurricane Harvey.
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"#Harvey makes landfall as a Category 4 hurricane near Corpus Christi #TXWX #HurricaneHarvey," shares CBS News journalist, Suvro Banerji.
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"Damage in the Katy area, west of Houston, from #Harvey. Along the I-10 feeder between 1463 & Cane Island Parkway," writes Bill Bishop, managing editor of KHOU-TV in Houston.
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A street light is knocked off its base by the winds of Hurricane Harvey.
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"WATCH: Corpus Christi firefighters respond to a major house fire during #HurricaneHarvey," NBC News tweets.
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"Side by side satellite images compare the size of Hurricane Harvey to Hurricane Katrina in 2005," according to MSNBC.
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"More than a quarter-million customers are without power in Texas after Hurricane Harvey made landfall," CBS News tweets.
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"As many as 5.8 million people were believed to be in the path of #HurricaneHarvey, which has made landfall in Texas," ABC News reports.
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Matt Pearce of the L.A. Times attempts to share an update from Galveston, TX on Saturday morning.
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"We here at the Corpus Christi La Quinta just lost our only beacon to guide us through this dark and stormy night," wrote Dallas Morning News reporter J. David McSwane after the city's Whataburger lost power during the storm.