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Reports: Nearly 300,000 without power as Harvey rages over Texas

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a major hurricane between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, Texas, on Friday night and will continue to batter the Gulf Coast throughout the weekend.

The storm is expected to bring catastrophic and life-threatening flooding with widespread rainfall amounts of 10-20 inches. Some locations could exceed 2 feet of rain.

Rockport, Texas, just north of Corpus Christi, was one of the hardest-hit areas. Multiple buildings were damaged and the local high school reportedly collapsed. More than 100 people were evacuated from a hotel that sustained severe damage. Hundreds of thousands lost power throughout the state.