Because of hurricane “Harvey” there was a threat of a tornado on the coast of the US states of Texas and Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. This was warned by the US National Hurricane Surveillance Center. The threat of a tornado in the central and upper parts of the coast of Texas and, probably, in the south-west of Louisiana exists on the afternoon of August 26, local time and the coming night.
According to the center, the maximum wind speed in the epicenter of Harvey is still 33.5 meters per second, TASS reports. The hurricane moves northward into the state of Texas at a speed of about 0.9 meters per second. The greatest threat to infrastructure and population – heavy rainfall and storms.
American television companies broadcast live images of destruction in the settlements of Texas along the coast – fallen trees, power poles, traffic signs and traffic lights. In many areas there were flooding, parked cars are standing in the water.
As told by CNN, the mayor of Rockport, Charles Wax, whose city was right on the path of the hurricane, many private enterprises and apartment buildings were practically destroyed there. According to the Mayor, there is no information about the dead yet, but the rescuers have not yet brought the final result of the disaster consequences.
“Harvey” has already become the most powerful hurricane in the US since 2005, when the storm hit the United States, “Katrina.” Then the city of New Orleans in the state of Louisiana was flooded. Now the center of Hurricane Harvey is 50 kilometers southwest of the city of Victoria and 170 kilometers southeast of San Antonio.