A Tropical Storm, named Harvey, turned into a hurricane and is going to hit the coasts of Texas, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Meteorologists considered that it will cause huge flooding and the National hurricane Center stated that Harvey was heading to the Gulf of Mexico with 60-mile-per-hour winds off the southern border of Texas.

The possible impact of the hurricane

By the end of Thursday, the winds increased by almost 100 m.p.h., which could cause a landfall. Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana explained that “It is getting more and more serious as time goes by,” adding that “this is a very serious storm.”

As the storm becomes more powerful, it can lead to heavy rains in some areas and cause a “flooding catastrophe” over the weekend.

Harvey is expected to become slower as soon as it reaches the land, but it can still bring up to 25 inches of rain.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Harvey will cause many disasters like heavy rainfall, storm and even possibility of a hurricane in some parts of Texas' coast. Harvey can become a Category 3 hurricane with winds of at least 111 miles per hour, reported by CNN. According to experts, it is expected to hit the middle Texas coast in early Saturday morning and stall over the state.

Preparation for the disaster

Some organizations voluntarily prepared for evacuations.

The police in Aransas Pass and officials in Calhoun and San Patricio County ordered a mandatory evacuation. On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump tweeted that those who can be in a danger should think beforehand and plan everything.

The authorities made an evacuation order to deploy resources for the emergency response as soon as possible.The Texas Army Guard, Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard confirmed that 700 members are ready for the help.

68,000 citizens of San Patricio County and 22,000 of Calhoun County were warned to evacuate their houses because of the disaster, except emergency responders, Fox News reported. As the hurricane can last for several days, those residents who decided to stay, will not be able to get any help for this time. Some residents headed out of the dangerous areas, while others bought plywood to close their windows and prepared food and water to survive.

According to the Washington Post, local officials were asked to improve their emergency readiness because the federal government will not be able to provide much help.