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Harvey weakens to tropical storm over Texas - Hurricane Centre
August 26, 2017 / 6:38 PM / in 3 months

Harvey weakens to tropical storm over Texas - Hurricane Centre

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Centre said on Saturday afternoon that Hurricane Harvey had weakened to tropical storm strength with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (112 kilometres per hour) over central Texas.

Boats pushed ashore in Port Lavaca. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Harvey roared ashore overnight as a category 4 hurricane with winds over 130 mph (209 kph) just north of Corpus Christi, Texas. The storm is expected to cause catastrophic flooding as it lingers along the Texas coast from the Louisiana border to south of Corpus Christi, the Hurricane Centre said.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Paul Simao

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