Houston braces for Hurricane Harvey

Harvey is set to make landfall in Texas as a category 3 hurricane late Friday or early Saturday morning. Hospitals in Houston have evacuated patients and store shelves are bare as residents of coastal Texas brace for the killer storm.

The Hurricane will pack 120 mph winds and dump 35+ inches along the Texas coast. Incidents of flooding and widespread power outages are expected through Friday night into Saturday.

Harvey strengthened to a category 3 hurricane on Friday afternoon. The storm is projected to make landfall just east of Corpus Christi between 10 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. ET Saturday, according to the Weather Service.

Harvey also threatens to flood southeast Louisiana where Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc 12 years ago.

Officials say Harvey could trigger post-traumatic stress disorder in Katrina survivors in New Orleans.

“This is not to be taken lightly,” said St. Tammany Parish Coroner Charles Preston in a news release on Friday.

"Hyper-vigilance, excessive fear or anxiety, denial, bursts of rage and even self-isolation can all be symptoms of PTSD,” Preston said. “If you’re feeling it, that’s OK. It’s normal.”

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  • Pamela

    Stay safe down there in Texas.

  • Lisa daniels

    I am glad I ain't in it.

  • n1kk1a

    Prayers to everyone in Louisiana and Texas.

  • Malai

    My prayers and blessing to everyone ?? All my family down there in Texas smh I really hope people get evacuated in time.. if this is really going to be anything like hurricane Katrina, people seriously need to take heed

  • Desiree Edwards

    May God be with everyone! My Aunt lives in Lafayette, Louisiana

  • Ms Thang

    Praying for the safety down there. I need to get in touch with my family in Houston

  • Queen B

    Me too my ppl in Dallas and Houston

  • hotntot95

    Went thru one storm in Pensacola Florida years ago ..it was a nightmare...I promised myself to move as far away from a body of water as possible..and that's exactly what I did. ..my nerves are fragile, I don't see how people do it year after year..

  • Phyllis

    IM in Houston, and we got our water and gas yesterday. It's definitely a madhouse at the stores. My Dallas family have all contacted us to see if we are ok. Should we evacuate, me and my family have a place to go about an hour and a half away. We have already packed. ??
    I hope that everyone will be safe during Hurricane Harvey. ??

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Prayers to you and your family during this time. I'm praying for a hence of protection and speak against any harm!!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Was it 2004?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Lord we pray in agreement that you shelter your children during this storm. We speak against harm and danger and ask for protection for all those in the storms path!!

  • Phyllis

    Thanks so much!!!

  • hotntot95

    Dats him...mother nature is nothing to play with...

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Yes I was there attending military training for 3 months. Hurricane wiped out the entire school I was stuck there for an additional month and then they transferred us to Biloxi

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Be safe fellow Texans.

  • hotntot95

    Damn pam.....Chile I was on my knees literally praying for god to spare me, lost my car, the building right next to me was gone...i thought it was the end...I moved about 2 months later...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Amen! ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Be safe, hun! ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Biloxi?

    I am a native of Mississippi.

  • TheOwley

    I experienced several earthquakes, never a tornado but lived thru several hurricanes including a CAT 4. It's no joke. You think, hey I can do this but the scary winds makes you think twice. I hope people moved inland away from the shores until it passes. Stay safe Texas.

  • Phyllis

    Thanks Auntie Sandra!!

  • Noirluv45

    Amen x 2!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Be safe Phyllis. I live on the east coast so I know what you're going through. I pray that God watches over Texas and keeps you safe in his loving hands. May the storm pass through with no one harmed for God tells the storm where to move and when to be still. He is still on the throne.
    God Bless.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Hey homie! What you doing this evening?

  • Kimberly King

    I live in Houston and actually just made it back to my home state in TN. I decided to leave until the storm passed. Definitely praying for my fellow Houstonians. The flood we had last year was heartbreaking.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    And so it is!

  • Phyllis

    Thank you Sister . I truly appreciate it.??

  • Mrs. Joyce

    Hello everyone, I live in Houston and it isn't bad yet. It has lightly rained all day. We were able to go to the mall and afterwards to the market. The stores still have food and water on my side of town but ironically All of the snacks are gone....Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Yes many years ago

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Stay safe,

  • Mrs. Joyce

    We will, thank you.

  • true french

    Please be safe! I'm from Houston too. What side of Houston do you live?

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    Yes, it's a little rain we live in Stafford. I'm glad everyone is good, praying the rest of the week turns out to be the same. Much Luv!!

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    ??

  • Kash Johnson

    Pray for Houston it’s mostly underwater real live bikini bottom. We have lost lives dozens injured and a lot of us have lost everything

  • Noirluv45

    Hey there! Chile, I'm sorry, I missed this message from 3 days ago! I've been just chilling the last few nights. How are ya?! :D

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Ah, lol, no worries. I sometimes miss mine too.. Not doin much these days. Good to see ya.

  • Noirluv45

    ? Yep, I know whatcha mean. Always have to be about life, huh? It's good to see you too! ? When I think about complaining, I remember the people of Texas and feel so bad for them. It's good to see ya!