Hurricane Harvey, Irving Earthquake, Missing Grocery Stores: Your Friday 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 could hit Texas twice causing 'catastrophic results'Harvey continues to intensify as it steers toward the Texas coast. Forecasters say the storm, which is expected to make landfall late Friday night, has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds.The hurricane with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges could be the fiercest such storm to hit the United States in almost a dozen years. Forecasters now say they believe Harvey may hit Texas twice, which would cause flooding even more severe than already predicted.The National Weather Service's forecast shows that the storm will barrel into the central Texas coast where it will stall and dump torrential rain. Then it will retreat back into the Gulf of Mexico and regain its strength before slamming into Houston early Wednesday. Harvey's one-two punch could bring "catastrophic results," according to the National Weather Service.Follow live coverage on our live blog as throughout the weekend.Harvey’s track toward Houston is the “worst possible scenario,” a Texas A&M researcher said.Gov. Greg Abbott has mobilized about 700 members of Texas State and National Guard groups throughout the state in anticipation of the storm’s landfall.Senator and Houstonian Ted Cruz warned Texans to evacuate, if possible: “Don’t gamble, don’t risk the loss of human life.”President Donald Trump will visit Texas next week and is ready to sign a preemptive emergency declaration once it reaches his desk.Here's how North Texans can help, with shelter, supplies and volunteer efforts.  Continue reading...

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