Harvey makes second landfall along Louisiana-Texas border
The devastating storm that swept through Texas made a second landfall Wednesday near the Louisiana-Texas border and is drenching the region with rain.
Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to bring winds of 30 to 40 mph and a 2- to 4-foot storm surge along the Louisiana-Texas border. It is threatening to dump an additional 3 to 6 inches from southwestern Louisiana into western Kentucky, the National Hurricane Center said. It’s expected to become a tropical depression by Wednesday night.
While heavy rains have ended in the Houston area, life-threatening flooding will continue in the city east into southwestern Louisiana for the rest of the week, the National Weather Service said.
Before Harvey made landfall around 5 a.m. ET just west of Cameron, Louisiana, two people were killed when a tree fell onto a truck in Jackson County, Texas, an area “particularly hard hit,” officials said.
Louisiana has beefed up its emergency resources, doubling up on high water vehicles, boats and helicopters on duty.
“We are dealing with a state that has already had a lot of rain this summer, so we are very aware and conscious of the potential for flooding,” said Col. Ed Bush, a public affairs officer for the Louisiana National Guard.