WATCH LIVE: Harvey moving inland, now a Category 2 hurricane
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade.
The National Hurricane Center said the eye of the Category 4 hurricane made landfall about 10 p.m. about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Corpus Christi, bringing with it 130 mph (209 kph) sustained winds and flooding rains.
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UPDATE at 3:56 a.m.: Harvey now a Category 2 hurricane. Sustained winds of 110 mph.
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Emergency personnel in Aransas County, Texas, are assessing damage reports from Hurricane Harvey as they are able.
VIDEO: A police officer in Aransas, Texas, captured the moment winds from Hurricane Harvey stripped the roof from a building in the Gulf Coast port city on Friday, August 25. (Aransas Pass Police Department via Storyful)
Rockport Volunteer Fire Department spokeswoman Gillian Cox tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that the roof of Rockport's high school has partially caved in. But Cox says social media posts that the school has "disappeared" are inaccurate. Rockport City Manager Kevin Carruth tells the newspaper that the courthouse in the city about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Corpus Christi also has sustained major damage. Carruth says that a cargo trailer is halfway in the building.
Officials about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away in Aransas Pass say the Harbor Master Building along its coast has been destroyed. The Aransas Pass Police Department posted a video on its Facebook page of the building folding up from the high speed winds.
UPDATE at 1:28 p.m.: National Weather Service reports Harvey now a Category 3 hurricane. Hurricane WARNINGS are in effect for all of Middle Texas Coast. Storm Surge WARNINGS are in effect for all of Middle Texas Coast. Flash Flood WATCHES are in effect for most of South Texas. Extreme Wind Warning Issued.
UPDATE at 1:14 a.m.: National Weather Service in Corpus Christi says "Harvey is forecast to meander over the region, with life-threatening, catastrophic flooding expected through Tuesday."
UPDATE at 1:00 a.m.: National Hurricane Center reports "Harvey makes a second landfall on the northeasterns shores of Compano Bay.
UPDATE at 12:30 a.m.: National Weather Service says "Initial rain bands are about to reach Austin and San Antonio. Initially light, heavier near daybreak."
UPDATE at 12:20 a.m. The city manager in Rockport, Texas, says multiple people have been taken to the county's jail for assessment and treatment after the roof of a senior housing complex collapsed.
KIII-TV reports that 10 people have been treated in Rockport since Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast city Friday night. The Associated Press was unable to reach an operator at the Aransas County Detention Center in Rockport just after midnight.
City manager Kevin Carruth tells the station that Rockport's historic downtown area also has seen heavy damage. He says there also are reports of damage to vehicles and roofs.
Harvey is lashing a wide swath of southeast Texas with strong winds and torrential rain as the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade.
UPDATE at 12:19 a.m. Hurricane #Harvey will maintain a slow movement, with Cat. 4 winds ongoing for the next several hours.
UPDATE at 12:17 a.m.: Reports say estimated 155,000 people without power in Corpus Christi, Texas due to Hurricane Harvey.
UPDATE at 11:20 p.m.: Rain moving into Bexar County.
UPDATE: Boil Water Notice in Corpus Christi. More than 100,000 without power.
UPDATE: 10PM: Reports of damaging winds, building collapse in Rockport.
The National Hurricane Center says the eye of the Category 4 hurricane made landfall about 10 p.m. Friday about 30 miles east-northeast of Corpus Christi between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor, Texas, bringing with it 130 mph (215 kmh) sustained winds and flooding rains.
The storm quickly grew Thursday from a tropical depression into a Category 1 hurricane, and then developed into a Category 2 storm early Friday. By Friday afternoon, it had become a Category 3 storm before strengthening to a Category 4. Harvey is the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the Texas coast since Hurricane Carla in 1961.
UPDATE 7:18PM: Please DO NOT bring donated supplies directly to emergency shelters. The San Antonio Food Bank is accepting donations such as food, new clothing & money. Most important needs TONIGHT are blankets, towels, baby formula and diapers. State Rep. Uresti said people also need toothpaste and other essentials. Shelter volunteers are another need. The Red Cross is opening a Volunteer Intake Center at 3642 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX, from 8 am to 2 pm Saturday. People who'd like to volunteer, but can't make it can call 311. You can also call 311 to offer other resources or a helping hand.
Governor Abbott came to San Antonio to tour Kazen Middle School on the South Side where nearly 300 evacuees are sheltering.