LeasePlan USA News Alert: Evacuations and flooding expected from Hurricane Harvey
According to The Weather Channel, widespread evacuations have been ordered along Texas’ Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Harvey.
Officials in Calhoun, Victoria, Jackson, San Patricio and Refugio counties north of Corpus Christi issued orders on Thursday, along with the cities of Portland, Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Ingleside and Robstown. All residents of Brazoria County who live on the Gulf side of the Intracoastal Canal have been ordered to evacuate, as well.
Harvey became a hurricane around 1 p.m. Eastern Thursday and is still gaining strength as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is forecast to make landfall as a major Category 3 hurricane sometime early Saturday morning.
The Texas Department of Transportation has released an evacuation guide with highlighted routes and important tips.
Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi have also issued a mandatory evacuation for high profile vehicles, KZTV reports, but no full evacuation has been ordered yet.
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