A timeline of Tropical Storm Harvey's development

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Hurricane Harvey continues to pick up steam as it barrels toward the Gulf Coast, with the National Hurricane Center reporting it has become a Category 3 storm, with maximum wind speeds of 120 miles per hour.

"[We will be] monitoring creek levels and so forth, so that we can - in a very timely fashion - be able to go out into the neighborhood and take the appropriate actions to warn or evacuate as that call is made", Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano said. The town of Rockport has about 100,000 residents.

On Saturday morning, Morgerman posted that Rockport has been "smashed, stripped, and scrubbed" by the winds and storm surge from Harvey.

"Right now, we are trying to determine if we can safety let crews begin this first step", said Tom Coad, AEP Texas vice president of Distribution Region Operations. Damages are estimated at $350,000.

In a sign of its lumbering movement, it then made a second landfall nearby three hours later. He vowed to give the "full force" of the federal government to emergency aid in Texas.

Governor Abbott's request for Presidential Disaster Declaration granted, FEMA to provide assistance. Trump tweeted on Friday night. With more and more shelters opening up as the storm moves inland, there's bound to be one nearby.

The Weather Channel is also streaming coverage from several locations as the hurricane continues to progress.

While local officials did not downplay the seriousness of the storm, they also did not issue mandatory evacuation orders, either. A part of the Harbor Master Building was seen flying away.

"We know that we've got millions of people who are going to feel the impact of this storm", said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman and meteorologist for the National Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center told reporters that a rain gauge near one of the small cities in the hurricane's path recorded more than 16 inches of rain in less than 24 hours.

More damage however is expected from the heavy rain than from the strong wind: the NHC warned of likely "catastrophic and life-threatening flooding" due to the massive rainfall forecast and the huge storm surge, which could reach 13 feet (nearly four meters) in some places.

As of Saturday morning, Harvey was downgraded to a Category 1 storm with winds of up to 75mph and is expected to weaken into a tropical storm later in the day.

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