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Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas

Hurricane Harvey, the largest storm to hit the US since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, slammed into the Texas coast on Friday night, bringing 130mph winds, surging waters, and fears of major damage to coastal towns.

The storm made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, the second highest classification, and barreled into the small city of Rockport where it brought down the roof nursing home.

However, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned that Harvey was “rapidly intensifying”. Once it made landfall, it stressed the rainfall threat had only just begun.

The impact of the hurricane could take a week to unfold with Louisiana and Texas set to be pounded with heavy rain for days.

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