Harvey Could Be The Strongest Hurricane To Hit The US Since 2005

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Harvey Could Be The Strongest Hurricane To Hit The US Since 2005
Hurricane Harvey is expected to pummel the Texas coast as a Category 3 storm with at least 111 mph winds and up to 35 inches of rain.
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Hurricane Harvey is barreling straight toward the Texas coast.

And when it makes landfall, it could be the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade.

The hurricane strengthened into a Category 2 storm overnight Thursday. And it's expected to become even more powerful as it inches closer to Texas.

Forecasters predict Hurricane Harvey will pummel the Texas coast as a Category 3 storm with at least 111 mph winds, up to 35 inches of rain and life-threatening storm surge flooding.

The last time a storm that strong hit the U.S. was back in 2005, when Hurricane Wilma wreaked havoc on Florida.

Hurricane Harvey is projected to make landfall between Corpus Christi and Matagorda on Friday night or early Saturday morning.

Officials in several counties issued evacuation orders, and many residents are making last-minute preparations as the storm approaches.