Hurricane Harvey Category 3 Approaches Texas and Will Push to Inland in Texas

Steve Morgan reports from Aransas Pass, Texas as Hurricane Harvey Approaches

At 351 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Offatts Bayou, or near Galveston Causeway, moving
northwest at 35 mph.

At 4:00 p.m. Hurricane Harvey was classified a Category 3 Hurricane, a category which produces sustained winds of 111-129 mph.

Rain amounts of 30 inches have been forecast over the next two days as the hurricane is expected to stall.

If Houston has a significant flooding event, gasoline prices and diesel prices will rise as refineries are shut down.

Major pipelines come out of the Houston area, and they could be shut down in a worst case scenario. If the pipeline pumps are shut down, supplies to Atlanta, Charlotte, and Washington DC could be shut down, and could cause a significant secondary event in those cities.

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“Hurricane hunters” from NOAA are flying through Hurricane Harvey to collect data about the storm as it gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico.

A hurricane hunter is flying through Hurricane Harvey in this video provided by NOAA’s Office of Marine & Aviation Operations.




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Thousands of Texas students will be staying home on Monday, because Houston schools will delay the first day of classes as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The storm could be a Category Three Hurricane by the time it makes landfall on Friday.

Lipow Oil Associates President Andy Lipow discusses the impact Hurricane Harvey will have on nationwide gas prices.

GasBuddy.com’s Patrick DeHaan and Port of Corpus Christi Executive Director John LaRue on preparations for Hurricane Harvey and the hurricane’s potential impact on oil prices.

See also …
National Hurricane Center
www.nhc.noaa.gov