What We Know About Harvey

Here’s an updated list of what we know about the Hurricane Harvey. For the latest forecast and 24/7 storm coverage you can trust, watch The Weather Channel.

Updated Friday, September 1 @ 7:30 AM CDT

At least 40 dead from Hurricane Harvey

TXDOT: Nearly 300 Texas roadways experiencing flooding

I-10 westbound still closed at Louisiana-Texas border Friday morning

7.7 Million under flash Flood watches in TN, KY, IN, OH

Travel is not advised in the affected areas due to rapidly changing water levels and unsafe driving conditions.  

Guadalupe, Brazos, Trinity, Neches and Sabine Rivers will remain above or reach “Major” flood stage, creating life-threatening conditions into the weekend.

Power Outages: 160,964 without power 

Brazos River expected to crest today (Friday)

FEMA Admin Brock Long will meet in Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Friday

Texas Workforce Commission announces applications for disaster-related unemployment

30 of those rescued requested transfer to Red Cross shelter

Nashville Metro Schools, Clarkville-Montgomery Co. Schools (north of Nashville) closed due to high water, downed powerlines

Other school closures due to rain: Cheatham, Dickson, Robertson, Houston Counties in TN

AAA: Gallon of unleaded hits $2.45, highest of the year, due to Harvey

Largest spike in gas prices since Harvey landfall: $.19  in SC, $.18 in DE, $.17 in KY

Astros will invite shelter evacuees to their Saturday doubleheader against the Mets

About 136,000 structures flooded in Harris County

Trump administration and Congress working on $5.6 billion Harvey relief package

Texas A&M: Houston floodwater E. coli level is 125 times higher than safe level for swimming

Colonial Pipeline hopes to resume deliveries from Houston Sunday, following infrastructure evaluation

Texas Attorney General urges citizens to call hotline 1-800-621-0508 to report alleged fraud in gas prices

FedEx relief flight to arrive in Houston at 3pm Friday with 20,000 Meals-ready-to-eat (MREs)

President Trump to visit Houston Saturday

White House: President Trump plans to personally donate $1M to Harvey relief

Houston Public Schools back in session Sept. 11; will have crisis counselors on hand

Fort Bend County issued a curfew order Aug 31-Sept. 6  each day from 12:01 AM until 6:00 AM.

Colonial Pipeline, the key artery carrying fuel from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast is shutting down in the wake of Harvey

212,183 without power across TX & LA

Houston Curfew still in effect, 12a-5a CDT

Beaumont/Port Arthur has had over 47 inches of rain from Harvey

Beaumont, TX picked up 26+” of rainfall Tuesday (doubles previous wettest day on record)Record 51.88 inches of rain fell in Cedar Bayou- new record for a tropical system in the continental US



  • 2 Navy ships (USS Kearsarge and the USS Oak Hill) deploy to the Gulf Thursday to aid in Harvey relief
  • 700 Marines deployed to aid in relief flooding efforts
  • FL Gov. Scott: Nearly 270 Florida Volunteers Deployed to Texas and Louisiana
  • FEMA rescues 2500, USCG rescues 4200 in TX and LA
  • ++WE HAVE 32,000 PEOPLE IN SHELTERS AND ABOUT 30,000 BEDS++ Gov Abbott 1p et
  • Additional 10,000 National Guard from out of state have been deployed to TX: that makes 24k in total
  • 33 counties are part of the federal disaster declaration
  • Anyone in federal disaster counties can contact: disasterassistance.gov for immediate support from FEMA
  • Islamic Society of Greater Houston (largest in U.S.) opens up mosques as shelters
  • Evacuees are also being allowed to shelter at Lakewood Church (Joel Osteen’s)
  • Texas:  54 counties state disaster declaration, 18 counties federal disaster
  • 3,052 people have been rescued by Houston police, firefighters, etc.–1,000 in the past 8 hours
  • TX Dept of Justice evacuates 2 more prisons in the Richmond area
  • Dallas “mega shelter” at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Ctr to house up to 5,000 evacuees
  • Dallas Mayor: schools, power, security, and pharmacy services will be available at shelter as well as park & rec, library, other entertainment services
  • Dallas Mayor: city manager developing a plan for long-term evacuees 6-12 months and beyond
  • Dallas city leaders: do not bring donations to convention center, take provisions to warehouse


  • Johnson Space Center now closed to all but essential mission personnel through Labor Day
  • University of Houston Scheduled to Reopen 9/5
  • Houston Zoo remains closed
  • Brazoria Co. initiates curfew from sunset to sunup until state disaster is terminated


  • Allstate and Allstate Foundation pledge $1.5 million for relief and recovery
  • Mercedes-Benz donates $1 million to American Red Cross for relief efforts
  • Kubota Corporations pledges $1 million in relief funds and equipment
  • The Baltimore Ravens are donating $1 million to the recovery efforts in Houston
  • J.J.  Watt fund reaches $10 million Harvey relief goal
  • Ohio State, Indiana, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Charleston Southern football teams have all announced special decals for helmets in honor of Texas hurricane/flooding victims
  • Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt’s You Caring new fundraiser goal: $10M
  • Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce up to $20 Million Toward Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery
  • NHL and NHLPA donate $200,000 to Harvey flooding relief.
  • Toyota Motor North America donates $3M to charities
  • Petco Foundation donates $2.3M to animal welfare organizations
  • Carnival Cruise Lines and Carnival Foundation donate a combined $1M to relief effort
  • Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation donate $1M
  • Reynolds American Foundation donates $150,000 to American Red Cross


  • Oklahoma support for Harvey: Governor Mary Fallin declared a State of Emergency for Oklahoma so that state, county, and local governments can adequately respond to the mutual aid requests and needs of the Gulf Coast states.
  • The USS Kearsarge and USS Oak Hill Will depart Norfolk on Thursday and head to The waters off of Texas and Louisiana to be in place for hurricane rescue and relief Operations.
  • Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Wednesday launched the Mayor’s Hurricane Relief Fund to provide support and aid for Texans whose lives were upended by Hurricane Harvey.
  • Houston Independent Schools: 3 free meals a day for remainder of school year
  • FEMA: If you want to help, go to www.nvoad.org  
  • Governor waives hotel taxes on all evacuees, first responders
  • All Harris County tolls will be waived for duration of flooding
  • AT&T waiving fees for customers impacted by Hurricane Harvey
  • Anheuser-Busch sends 3 truckloads of drinking water to Texas
  • Delta to send supplies in rescue flight to Houston
  • AirBnB offering free housing to Harvey evacuees in San Antonio, Austin & Dallas
  • Comcast setting up 53,000 wi-fi hotspots around metro to help residents and emergency workers


  • Houston Hobby & Bush Intercontinental slowly returning to normal; full service expected to resume by Sat
  • Galveston Ferry is operating as of Thursday morning; 2 boats with minimal wait
  • TX DOT: 400 roadways remain impacted by high water
  • Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas will make its way to Galveston Friday
  • METRO Houston begins limited routes
  • Beaumont airport reports standing water; remains closed until Thursday
  • Bush Intercontinental Airport reopens Thursday; United Airlines expects to resume flights on Thursday at noon
  • Hobby International Airport reopens Thursday at noon; Airlines have not announced their plans


  • 37 Parishes declared disasters
  • President Trump signs emergency disaster declaration for Louisiana
  • New Orleans’ public schools, ordered classes canceled for Tuesday.

Landfall Info:

Harvey is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Texas since Hurricane Carla in 1961

Harvey is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004

Harvey is first hurricane to make landfall in Texas since Hurricane Ike in 2008

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