Hurricane Harvey will grow up to 3 category: tens of thousands of residents evacuated (photos)

Hurricane Harvey will grow up to 3 category: tens of thousands of residents evacuated (photos)

Hurricane Harvey, approaching the coast of Texas, has increased to the second category, and meteorologists say that this is not the limit. Harvey may be the strongest storm for the past 12 years. «It’s a hurricane, life-threatening, and it is being fuelled by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, will not weaken, but rather to rise to the third category,» say the specialists of the National hurricane center.

According to the Associated Press, in seven districts of Texas, along the coast – from Corpus Christi to Galveston is evacuating tens of thousands of residents.

In four districts, the government ordered to evacuate all the residents. Those who refused, warning that they could not be saved.

Texas officials are concerned that not many people evacuated compared with previous cases.

«Many people see the storm as something ordinary, I think that he is not a great danger,» said Governor Greg Abbott in an interview with KPRC Houston channel. «Please listen to warnings and evacuate as soon as possible».

Got this picture from a South TX family: traffic on I-37 in #CorpusChristi heading towards the #SanAntonio area. #NexstarHarvey

— Wes Rapaport (@wesrap) August 24, 2017

«Traffic on interstate 37 out of Corpus Christi towards San Antonio».

As of 4:00 Friday, August 25, the epicenter of Harvey was located about 180 miles (290 kilometers) Southeast of Corpus Christi and moving North-West. The maximum speed of hurricane winds reaches 105 mph (165 km/h).

Satellite view of Hurricane Harvey this afternoon as the system tracks towards the Texas coast. #txwx

— NWS Corpus Christi (@NWSCorpus) August 24, 2017

From the children’s hospital in Corpus Christi helicopter evacuated a premature newborn. Babies it was decided to move away from the coast because of fears that shortages in the supply of electricity can turn them off artificial lung ventilation.

In local supermarkets shelves were empty. People are buying water, bread and other products.

How are the store shelves looking where you are? The water moved FAST at this Kroger. More on the way. @Fox26Houston

— Sally MacDonald (@SallyMacFox26) August 24, 2017

Press Secretary of the White house Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Donald trump was «informed, and it will report all the news about the hurricane to the extent that, as one increases».