Monday, August 28, 2017
Citizens across Texas were still dealing with the effects of hurricane Harvey, days after the storm made landfall on Friday.
A meteorologist for CNN called the storm a "one-in-1,000-years-type of event." Media sources today stated the storm will still continue to wind its way across the state for the next four to five days. Houston's mayor told sources, "This is a storm that is testing the city of Houston."
University of Texas officials cancelled all classes at their Houston Engineering Center for this week. Public health officials north of the hurricane's path began planning to deploy social workers and other staff to the storm's area if needed.
The storm was classified as a Category 3 hurricane as it approached the state's coast. Late Friday evening, as the storm pressed close to Texas, it was upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane. Many locals decided to shelter in place and ride out the storm. The National Weather Service predicts roughly 27 inches of additional rain will fall over Houston during the next few days.
== Sources ==
Simon, Darran. "Houston is flooded -- and the water is still rising" — CNN, August 28, 2017
"UT Tyler" — University of Texas at Tyler, August 28, 2017 (date of access)
PHIL McCausland and DANIEL Arkin. "Hurricane Harvey Strengthens to Category 3, Hurtles Toward Texas" — NBC News, August 25, 2017