Hurricane Harvey, Globe Life Field, Border Wall: Your Thursday Evening News Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Hurricane Harvey expected to strengthen to Category 3 before hitting Texas Gulf CoastA hurricane brewing in the Gulf of Mexico is now expected to strengthen to a Category 3 storm before it hits the Texas coast Friday.Hurricane Harvey is forecasted to bring life-threatening storm surge and flooding up to 10 feet above ground level, damaging winds and upwards of 20 inches of rain in some areas, according to the National Hurricane Center.In preparation for the storm, Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday declared a state of emergency for 30 counties, including Austin, Harris and Brazoria.Thanks to the warm waters of the Gulf, what started as a tropical storm quickly intensified Thursday morning, and it will continue to intensify as it approaches the coast. It will be the first hurricane to hit Texas since 2008.Share your story: Do you have a loved one on the Texas coast in the path of Harvey? We want to hear from you.Unsafe conditions: Harvey is forcing energy companies to evacuate or temporarily shut down their oil and natural gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.  Continue reading...

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