Harvey's Impacts Begin Being Felt in San Antinio

Harvey NOAA Infrared Image Getty Images

Harvey NOAA Infrared Image Getty Images

Heavy rains have begun falling all across San Antonio, as Harvey takes up its multiple day residency in the region. News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Seven streets have been barricaded due to high water, but only about 1500 CPS Energy customers were without power, an indication that widespread tropical storm force winds have yet to be a major problem in the city.

There are widespread reports of tree limbs blown down onto roofs and items blown into streets by wind gusts.

But Mayor Nirenberg says Harvey is not a quick event.. He says impacts from Harvey were not 'devastating' this morning, but the rain is expected to continue into Tuesday, setting the stage for a classic disaster like the 1998 Salado Creek flood.

"While we are hoping for the best, San Antonio residents should take every precaution to remain safe the weekend as we anticipate heave rainfall and possible flooding," the Mayor said.

The National Weather Service says the strongest gusts so far have been 48 mph reported in San Antonio and 51 mph recorded in Austin.

While Corpus Christi appears to have avoided 'catastropic damage.' with man roofs blown off and minor structural damage, that is not the case for the coastal city of Rockport, a coastal town northeast of Corpus Christi.

Police and photos posted on social media show rows of structures, including an apartment building, with very severe damage.. Ten people in the apartment building were being treated for injuries.

American Electric Power reported on its web site that 'more than 300,000' customers across the storm area were without power as of 10AM

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