An Extreme Wind Warning has been issued for portions of Calhoun, Aransas, San Patricio, and Refugio Counties on the Middle Texas Coast. Rockport, Port Aransas, Lamar, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Gregory, Ingleside On The Bay, Bayside, Palm Harbor, Key Allegro, Copano Village, Holiday Beach, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Fulton and Austwell are in this exceptionally rare warning. The eyewall of Major Hurricane Harvey is about an hour from officially making landfall, but the western eye wall is raking Rockport and Aranas Pass – both who have wind gusts over 90-110 MPH. Winds of 120-140 MPH are expected as the eye continues to move onshore. This is essentially a 20-30 mile wide EF-2 tornado that is lasting over an hour. Reports of significant structural damage are being received from Rockport as the eye-wall only slowly moves west/northwest.

Extreme Wind Warning
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
847 PM CDT FRI AUG 25 2017

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a

* Extreme Wind Warning for…
Southwestern Calhoun County in south Texas…
Aransas County in south central Texas…
Eastern San Patricio County in south central Texas…
Central Refugio County in south central Texas…

* Until 1145 PM CDT

* At 846 PM CDT, National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
extreme winds, associated with the eyewall of Hurricane Harvey,
were moving onshore near Bayside, or 8 miles northwest of Rockport.
the hurricane eyewall was drifting northwest. This is an extremely
dangerous and life-threatening situation!

* Locations impacted include…
Rockport, Port Aransas, Lamar, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Gregory,
Ingleside On The Bay, Bayside, Palm Harbor, Key Allegro, Copano
Village, Holiday Beach, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Fulton
and Austwell.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! Treat these imminent extreme winds as if a tornado
was approaching and move immediately to the safe room in your
shelter. Take action now to protect your life!

The safest place to be during a major landfalling hurricane is in a
reinforced interior room away from windows. Get under a table or
other piece of sturdy furniture. Use mattresses, blankets or pillows
to cover your head and body. Remain in place through the passage of
these life-threatening conditions.