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USA: One dead as Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc in Rockport01:40

USA: One dead as Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc in Rockport

United States, Rockport
August 27, 2017 at 00:06 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least one person died and up to 14 more were injured as Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast town of Rockport on Saturday, causing major damage.

Dozens of buildings had their roofs blown off, while numerous vehicles were damaged beyond repair, as numerous trees and utility pole dislodged and fell on top of them.

The hurricane, which was initially categorised as Category 4 with winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kilometres per hour), has since been recategorised at Category 1 as wind speeds have decreased to 90 miles per hour (145 kilometres per hour ).

Tens of thousands of Texans have been relocated inland, and an estimated 200,000 are without electricity, as forecasters warn that the hurricane could be hanging around for a while.

USA: One dead as Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc in Rockport01:40
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At least one person died and up to 14 more were injured as Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast town of Rockport on Saturday, causing major damage.

Dozens of buildings had their roofs blown off, while numerous vehicles were damaged beyond repair, as numerous trees and utility pole dislodged and fell on top of them.

The hurricane, which was initially categorised as Category 4 with winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kilometres per hour), has since been recategorised at Category 1 as wind speeds have decreased to 90 miles per hour (145 kilometres per hour ).

Tens of thousands of Texans have been relocated inland, and an estimated 200,000 are without electricity, as forecasters warn that the hurricane could be hanging around for a while.

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