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Texas suffers with Powerful Hurricane, emergency in state

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Washington, Aug 26: Hurricane Harvey has affected by made powerful Category 4 storm in Texas with winds of 130 mph, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

As per reports, Harvey is the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the US.

The storm started on Friday night between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, is pounding the Texas coast and its millions of residents and knocking down trees, power poles.

According to the NHC, the centre of the storm had passed over San Jose Island.

In some areas 13 feet of storm surge with large destructive waves.

Harvey could drop as much as 40 inches of rain in some places, and up to 30 inches in others, by August 30.

The combination of wind and water could leave wide swathes of South Texas “uninhabitable for weeks or months”, the National Weather Service in Houston said.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency for 30, requested additional help with a presidential disaster declaration and residents were urged to evacuate.

President Donald Trump will visit the area next week.

Wefornews Bureau

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