Hurricane Harvey Moving Towards Texas In Gulf

Texas residents prepare for Hurricane Harvey as it approaches from the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas residents prepare for Hurricane Harvey as it approaches from the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: NOAA)

SEBASTIAN – While Sebastian won’t see Hurricane Harvey, the storm is located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and moving towards Texas.

Hurricane Harvey is about 335 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, and 325 miles southeast of Port O’Connor, Texas.

“We’re boarding up and leaving,” Corpus Christi resident Sam Jenkins said. “These storms hit the coast pretty hard from the Gulf, and we plan to evacuate.”

A Storm Surge Warning has been extended northeast of San Luis Pass to High Island Texas.

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, a hurricane warning is in effect for south of Port Mansfield to High Island, Texas.

Harvey is moving toward the northwest at about 10 mph. A turn toward the northwest is expected later tonight.

The storm will approach the middle Texas coast on Friday and will make landfall by late Friday night.

The storm is expected to produce 12 to 20 inches of rain in areas of landfall through Wednesday.

Several residents in Sebastian have family along the coast of Texas, and they’re quite worried.

“This hurricane is building fast in warm water and our friends need our prayers,” Jill Donaldson said. “They don’t need this storm.”

Hurricane Harvey currently has maximum sustained winds near 85 mph with higher gusts.

Harvey is expected to become a major hurricane by Friday as it reaches the Texas coast.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.