Hurricane Harvey made landfall between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor in Texas on Friday night, with wind speeds as high as 130 mph.
The storm continues to move inland, and has been downgraded to a tropical storm. As of 7 a.m. CDT Saturday, it was still packing maximum winds of 80 mph.
Officials anticipate that Harvey will continue dumping rain on Texas through the weekend, with expected rainfall between 15 and 30 inches in many places. A few isolated spots could see up to 40 inches.
The National Hurricane Center is warning that flooding will be “catastrophic and life-threatening.”
Here’s what the area looks like.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall just before 10 p.m. Friday as a Category 4 hurricane.
Hurricane Harvey is pictured off the coast of Texas, from aboard the International Space Station. (NASA via Reuters)
Some areas of in the storms path are estimated to have gotten more than 15 inches of rain already, according to the National Weather Service.
Craig “Cajun” Uggen, 57, nearly floods his truck as Hurricane Harvey comes ashore in Corpus Christi, Texas. Minutes later, high winds blew off the camper carrying all of his belongings. (Brian Thevenot/Reuters) « less
Source: The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel reported that Harvey has pushed water 2 to 7 feet above average tide levels near Corpus Christi.
Stewart Adams, of San Marcos, Texas, plays in the winds from Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S. August 25, 2017. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
Rockport, Texas has been hit especially hard. Reports suggest many buildings, including a senior center, court house, and high school, have been badly damaged, and debris is strewn everywhere.
Business owner and resident Carlos Lopez assesses damage from Hurricane Harvey after arriving at his electronics repair shop in Rockport, Texas, U.S. August 26, 2017. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
Rockport was under mandatory evacuation, but firefighters remained at the fire station, ABC reports. They had to wait to respond until weather conditions improved enough for them to travel.
A fallen tree lies along a road as an emergency response team arrives to assess damage from Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
Source: ABC News
On Friday, Rockport’s Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Rios suggested that people staying in the area “mark their arm with a Sharpie pen with their name and Social Security number” in case rescuers needed to identify them.
A Rockport firefighter goes door to door on a search and rescue mission as he looks for people that may need help after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
So far, one death has been confirmed in Rockport, according to ABC. Houston’s local ABC affiliate reported that 10 Rockport residents have been treated for injuries.
A man walks past a business which was left damaged after Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport, Texas, U.S. August 26, 2017. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
Sources: ABC News, ABC 13
On Saturday morning, the Coast Guard sent two helicopters to try to rescue the crews of three tugboats in distress, according to the AP. ABC reports 18 people were saved. The crews issued mayday calls from the Lydia Ann Channel near Port Aransas, Texas.
A fishing boat is left partial submerged after Hurricane Harvey swept through the area, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)
Source: Associated Press, ABC
Harvey is expected to stall over Texas for four days — which is why experts warn that dangerous floods and what could be record rainfall are still to come.
Rain is blown past palm trees as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)
A storm surge warning is still in effect from Port Aransas to High Island, Texas — which means there is a “danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline,” according to the National Weather Service.
Boats are pushed ashore by Hurricane Harvey in Port Lavaca, Texas, August 26, 2017. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)
Because strong winds, flooding, and debris on roadways have kept emergency crews from reaching many areas, it will be a while until a full assessment of damage can be done.
Jennifer Bryant looks over the debris from her family business destroyed by Hurricane Harvey Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy, Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Residents of Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Rockport, and others have been advised that it is not safe to return home right now.
A ranch house is surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey near Port Lavaca, Texas, August 26, 2017. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times is reporting numerous road closures throughout the coastal area.
A collapsed overhead gantry lies across Interstate 37, blocking the highway due to damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi (Mohammad Khursheed/Reuters)
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times
NOAA and the National Hurricane Center are also warning people not to attempt driving through even mildly flooded roadways. According to NOAA, 12 inches of fast-moving water can carry away a small car, and 6 inches of fast-moving water can knock over an adult.
A car is surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey in Point Comfort, Texas, August 26, 2017. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)
The Corpus Christi Police Department reported on Twitter that numerous traffic lights are out, and many roads are full of debris and downed power lines.
Traffic lights lie on a street after being knocked down, as Hurricane Harvey approaches in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
According to the Associated Press, nearly 300,000 Texans are currently without power
Wires are exposed after a traffic signal was snapped by the winds of Hurricane Harvey in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (Eric Gay/AP)
The power outages are affecting the wastewater treatment plan in Corpus Christi, the Caller-Times reports, so the city has asked all residents to reduce their use of toilets and faucets and to boil water before drinking it.
President Donald Trump commended the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, for his handling of the hurricane in a tweet Saturday. “You are doing a great job – the world is watching! Be safe,” Trump said.
Waves pound the shore from approaching Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Source: Business Insider
Before the hurricane hit, many areas in Harvey’s path issued mandatory evacuation orders. Residents of nearby regions cleared out grocery store shelves in preparation for the storm.
A unidentified woman looks over bare refrigerator shelves in a Walmart store in Houston, Texas, as Hurricane Harvey approaches landfall. (Ernest Scheyder/Reuters)
The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority began busing evacuees to San Antonio on Thursday. However, on Saturday morning it stopped all service until further notice.
Residents wait at a high school gym before they are evacuated as the outer bands of Hurricane Harvey begin to make landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told the New York Times that his government was preparing to assist up to 41,000 evacuees. The American Red Cross has opened pop-up shelters throughout San Antonio, and the San Antonio Current reported that 6,000 beds were ready there as of Friday morning.
Keedan Garcia, 8, holds his kitten as he waits with his family to be evacuated as the outer bands of Hurricane Harvey begin to make landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)
Sources: New York Times, San Antonio Current, News 4 San Antonio
Some oil refineries in South Texas have shut down operations, which will likely cause the price of gasoline to spike.
An oil refinery is seen before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The National Weather Service is warning Texas residents to think of Harvey’s intense rainfall as a marathon, not a sprint.
A tree is seen knocked sideways during the passing of Hurricane Harvey on August 26, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)