HURRICANE HARVEY is moving into its second week, with the storm making landfall near the Gulf of Mexico and bringing devastating winds, rain and flooding to parts of Texas and Louisiana.
The National Hurricane Center says Harvey is moving west-northwest and could hit the coast by Friday.
The storm could be moving northward through Texas on Saturday, bringing heavy rain and heavy rainfall to the Houston area.
As of 8 p.m.
ET Saturday, the storm was moving toward the Gulf, the center said.
The storm is expected to hit the Southeast, Southeast and Midwest in the next 48 hours.
In Texas, the National Weather Service issued a mandatory evacuation for parts of the state.
The National Weather Services also issued a flood watch for the Texas Panhandle and the Corpus Christi area.
There were several reports of downed power lines, including in Corpus Christo and Brazoria counties, as well as some reports of flooding in some areas, according to the weather service.
There was also heavy rain, with one of the highest totals on record in the city of San Antonio, the city said.
Parts of Houston were flooded, with parts of Interstate 45 and Interstate 10 in the Houston suburb of Katy.
The city’s mayor called for residents to stay inside and evacuate, and officials were warning people to avoid areas where water could be too deep or too heavy to pass through.
The Houston metropolitan area has recorded a total of 1,936 deaths from Hurricane Harvey, including 1,041 from rainfall, the state’s Department of Public Safety said Friday.