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Harvey Causes Catastrophic Flooding In Southeastern Texas

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Harvey continues to pound parts of Texas with rain and life-threatening flooding continues over southeastern Texas.

Authorities are asking people in affected flood areas not to travel if they are already in safe place.

At 11 p.m. the center of Harvey was located about 20 miles east of Victoria, Texas.

Harvey is moving toward the east-southeast near 3 mph (6 km/h) and this slow east-southeastward to southeastward motion is expected to continue through Monday. A slow northeastward motion is expected to begin on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Harvey is forecast to move off the middle Texas coast on Monday and meander just offshore through Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some slight restrengthening is possible after the center moves off the coast late Monday and Tuesday.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Mesquite Bay to High Island

Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall accumulations of 15 to 25 inches through Friday over the upper Texas coast and into southwestern Louisiana. Isolated storm totals may reach 50 inches over the upper Texas coast, including the Houston/ Galveston metropolitan area.

These rains are currently producing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding, and flash flood emergencies are in effect for portions of southeastern Texas.

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