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Harvey, currently a category two storm in the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall on Texas' central coast late on Friday or early Saturday.
The National Hurricane Center said storm surges may bring life-threatening floods in and around Houston. The storm may bring 35in (97cm) of rain, 130mph (210km/h) winds and 12ft (3.5m) storm surges, say forecasters.
At 10:00 local time (15:00 GMT), the eye of Harvey was about 115 miles south-east of the Texas coastal city of Corpus Christi, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. It had sustained winds of 110mph.
Harvey - which has been gaining strength - is likely to strike at the heart of Texas's oil refining industry. Oil-rich Houston, the fourth biggest city in the US, could face up to 20in of rain over the coming days, officials there said.
One really has to hope things are a lot more prepared than 2005..