By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 1 million gallons of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas — a soggy, record-breaking glimpse of the wet and wild future global warming could bring, scientists say.
Louisiana’s governor offered Tuesday to take in Harvey victims from Texas, while Houston officials open two to three more mega-shelters to accommodate people who continue to arrive at the overflowing George R. Brown Convention Center seeking refuge from Harvey’s record-breaking flooding.
Floodwaters reached the roof lines of single-story homes Monday, and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey kept pouring rain on the Houston area after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues.
Tens of thousands of people fled from the path of Hurricane Harvey Friday as it picked up strength and took aim at a wide swath of the Texas Gulf Coast that includes oil refineries, chemical plants and dangerously flood-prone Houston.
The scale of a hurricane’s intensity is used to estimate potential property damage and coastal flooding caused by storm surge. The category rankings run from 1 to 5.
Track Hurricane Harvey with an interactive map as it makes its way into Texas.
Forecasters labeled Harvey a “life-threatening storm” that posed a “grave risk.” Millions of people braced for a prolonged battering that could swamp dozens of counties more than 100 miles inland.
Hurricane Harvey intensified as it steered toward the Texas coast on Friday, with forecasters saying it had strengthened to a Category 2 storm with the potential to swamp communities more than 100 miles inland.
9 tornadoes occurred in our viewing area on August 24, 2016, causing extensive damage to several farms and homes.
Several streets were flooded and blocked off from traffic in the Kansas City area on Tuesday after overnight rains pounded the region, prompting numerous rescues of stranded motorists and others who scrambled to safety atop rooftops.
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Are you going to watch the eclipse on Monday? CBS News polled a group of Americans to gauge their interest. Watch the video to see what they had to say.
While Indiana will not experience a total eclipse, the phenomenon will be near 100 percent at Harmonie State Park in the extreme southwest corner of the state and at Pokagon State Park in extreme northeast Indiana, the eclipse will be at 87 percent.
A tropical storm warning was posted for the Mexican coast from Rio Lagartos to Sabancuy and from Veracruz to Rio Panuco.
Franklin is expected to make landfall in the Yucatan Monday evening.
National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Teague said the tornado was rated an EF2, with wind speeds of 111-135 mph and that two smaller, “probably” EF0 tornadoes with winds of 65-85 mph were seen shortly afterward on radar near Inola and Claremore, about 25 miles east and northeast of Tulsa.
The moon will cross in front of the sun for several minutes during the middle of the day on Monday, August 21
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm’s maximum sustained winds increased Monday morning to near 45 mph (72 kph).
Video shared to CNN shows people being rescued from the roof of a building.
The aggressive wildfire sweeping through the Sierra Nevada foothills covered with dense brush and dead trees destroyed 61 homes and 63 other buildings.