Harvey is now a tropical storm, but the danger is far from over. The storm is stalled over southeast Texas, setting the stage for catastrophic flooding. Tornado warnings are also in place along the coast. The National Weather Service says Harvey could maintain a tropical storm through early Monday and then weaken into a tropical depression. Nearly 300-thousand people are currently without power.
Story Document Harris County, Texas officials are getting reports of people moving up into their attics to escape rising flood waters in the Houston area as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump torrential rains. The reports are from both sides of the Gulf Freeway in the south of the city to Clear Creek. The Harris Flood Control District reports that flood levels on several bayous in the region are higher than what was seen during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. A tornado reportedly damaged apartment buildings further south in La Marque.
A woman killed in a storm-related traffic accident in Houston is the second person to die as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey. Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke of the death in a hastily called news conference Saturday night to urge people to stay at home as Houston is under a Flash Flood Emergency. Forecasters say Houston could get another ten inches of rain overnight causing life-threatening flooding. The first death was reported in the coastal town of Rockport. A person was killed in a house fire when the storm hit Friday night. First responders could not get to the man's house due to the storm.
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San Antonio area power outages: CPS Energy (210) 353-HELP (4357)
San Antonio street closures: Department of Public Works
San Antonio International Airport: Flight Delays
Bexar County Flood Map: Floodplain Viewer
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Houston area evacuation information: Evacuation Map
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National Weather Service: NWS
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