Earlier this week, Hurricane Harvey intensified into a Category 4 storm, with winds topping out at 130 miles per hour as it passed over the Gulf of Mexico. The storm made landfall this weekend in Texas, and while it’s since been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, it’s expected to drop upwards of 40 inches of rain in the area, resulting in historic, catastrophic flooding in the region. Patrick Burke, a lead forecaster with the National Weather Service, tells The Verge that “we’re really dealing with a disaster that’s just now beginning.”
Follow along with further updates as this story develops.
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‘We think the heaviest rainfall will be today and tomorrow.’
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