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  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey was hours away from lashing the Texas coast on Friday with winds of up to 156 miles per hour and 13- foot ocean surges as the most powerful storm in over a decade bore down on the mainland United States. Harvey strengthened to a powerful Category 4 hurricane with cities from northern Mexico to Louisiana bracing for...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey was hours away from lashing the Texas coast on Friday with winds of up to 156 miles per hour and 13- foot ocean surges as the most powerful storm in over a decade bore down on the mainland United States. Harvey strengthened to a powerful Category 4 hurricane with cities from northern Mexico to Louisiana bracing for...

  • Following are the deadliest hurricanes to make landfall in the United States since 1851, the earliest year for which the National Weather Service keeps such data:. It killed at least 8,000 people, according to the National Weather Service. An estimated 2,500 people died, but the figure could be as high as 3,000, according to the National Weather Service.

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey was hours away from lashing the Texas coast on Friday with winds of up to 125 miles per hour and 12- foot ocean surges as the most powerful storm in over a decade bore down on the mainland United States. Harvey strengthened to a powerful Category 4 hurricane with flood warnings in effect for Louisiana and northern...

  • Aug 25- The destruction that heavy rain and floods from Hurricane Harvey could inflict on Texas would add to the pile of debt owed by a federal flood insurance program that is due to expire in September, advocacy groups said. Most of it covered claims from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and floods in 2016, the programs third most severe...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey moved closer to the Texas coast on Friday and residents were warned to take shelter from 125 mile-per-hour winds and 12- foot ocean surges when the most powerful storm in over a decade slams the mainland United States. The storm was expected to hit land near Corpus Christi, Texas, around 9 p.m. CDT then stall and dump...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey moved closer to the Texas coast on Friday and residents were warned to take shelter from 125 mile-per-hour winds and 12- foot ocean surges when the most powerful storm in over a decade slams the mainland United States. The storm was expected to hit land near Corpus Christi, Texas, around 9 p.m. CDT then stall and dump...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey intensified on Friday and was poised to hit the mainland United States this evening as the most powerful storm in more than a decade and authorities warned residents to shelter from life-threatening winds and flooding. Forecasters said the storm would hit land near Corpus Christi, Texas, around 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. CDT,...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25 (Reuters)- Businesses closed and lines of cars streamed out of coastal Texas as officials called for residents to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Harvey, expected to arrive about midnight as the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. mainland in more than a decade. The hurricane is forecast to slam first near Corpus Christi, Texas, drop flooding...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Businesses closed and lines of cars streamed out of coastal Texas as officials called for residents to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Harvey, expected to arrive about midnight as the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. mainland in more than a decade. The hurricane is forecast to slam first near Corpus Christi, Texas, drop flooding rains...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey intensified on Friday into potentially the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in more than a decade, as authorities warned locals to shelter from what could be life-threatening winds and floods. Harvey was set to make landfall late on Friday or early on Saturday in the middle Texas coast, slamming into...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey intensified early on Friday into potentially the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in more than a decade, as authorities warned locals to shelter from what could be life-threatening winds and floods. Harvey is set to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday on the central Texas coast where Corpus...

  • GALVESTON, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey intensified early on Friday into potentially the biggest hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in more than a decade, as authorities warned locals to shelter from what could be life-threatening winds and floods. Harvey is set to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday on the central Texas coast where Corpus Christi and...

  • Up to 35 inches of rain are expected over parts of Texas, with winds up to 125 mph, and sea levels may surge as high as 12 feet. The storm's approach has triggered evacuations and canceled the first day of school in communities along the south Texas coast, which is home to 5.8 million people from Corpus Christi to Galveston. Energy companies shut coastal refineries,...

  • Up to 35 inches of rain are expected over parts of Texas, with winds up to 125 mph, and sea levels may surge as high as 12 feet. The storm's approach has triggered evacuations and canceled the first day of school in communities along the south Texas coast, which is home to 5.8 million people from Corpus Christi to Galveston. Energy companies shut coastal refineries,...

  • Aug 25- A Gulf of Mexico storm rapidly intensified early on Friday spinning into potentially the biggest hurricane to hit the mainland United States in 12 years and taking aim at the heart of nation's oil refining industry. The threat has triggered evacuations and canceled the first day of school in communities along the south Texas coast, which is home to 5.8...

  • *Hurricane Harvey to hit central Texas late Fri-early Sat. The threat has triggered evacuations and canceled the first day of school in communities along the south Texas coast, which is home to 5.8 million people from Corpus Christi to Galveston. Energy companies shut coastal refineries, pulled workers from Gulf of Mexico offshore oil platforms and halted...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- U.S. crude prices fell 2 percent on Thursday as Hurricane Harvey, forecast to come ashore as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. mainland in 12 years, threatened oil operations along the energy hub on the U.S. Gulf Coast. U.S gasoline futures, however, jumped 2.8 percent and gasoline cash prices in the Gulf Coast rose to the highest levels in almost a year...

  • *Hurricane Harvey to hit central Texas late Fri-early Sat. *Two refineries shut in Corpus Christi, others consider closing. SAN ANTONIO, Aug 24- U.S. gasoline prices surged to a three-week high on Thursday as Hurricane Harvey moved across the Gulf of Mexico and threatened to strike the heart of the country's oil refining industry when it comes ashore in Texas this...

  • *Hurricane Harvey to hit central Texas late Fri-early Sat. *Two refineries shut in Corpus Christi, others consider closing. SAN ANTONIO, Aug 24- U.S. gasoline prices surged to a three-week high on Thursday as Hurricane Harvey moved across the Gulf of Mexico and threatened to strike the heart of the country's oil refining industry when it comes ashore in Texas this...