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Storm downgraded to Category 1 but heavy weather still ahead
Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night and at 11 a.m. Saturday morning is still centered in the Victoria area, according to the National Weather Service office for the Houston/Galveston region. The storm still has strong wind and stronger gusts and is bringing heavy rain from the Huntsville area on to the east and south to the coast.
Flooding along the coast is not proving to be as heavy as predicted but is expected to continue for several days is still potentially catastrophic in areas. Storm surge inundation continues and water will be slow to recede. River flooding is still expected, with major to record flooding over the next seven days. Don't take chances with high water - Turn Around, Don't Drown!
Locally, a downed tree is being removed from 21st Street near Avenue N. crews are also responding to reported erosion runoff on Sam Houston Avenue.
A number of roads in the New Waverly area have reported flooding. TxDOT is assisting in the response and an area flash flood warning has been issued until 2:25 p.m.