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Up to 40 inches of rain expected in Texas

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SAN ANTONIO (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Some flooding is expected in Victoria, Saturday. The city has told residents to expect 40-inches of rain.

The eye of the hurricane is passing through Victoria at the moment. Winds and rain will pick up again on the other side of the eye wall.

Victoria was under a mandatory curfew last night. Th curfew has since expired but local authorities are urging people to stay inside at this time.

The city of Victoria has said they expect roadways to flood and they are urging people in the area to stay off the road.

The city's rivers and creeks have been known to flood.

The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Harvey's maximum sustained winds have decreased to about 75 mph (120 kph) and that the storm is now centered about 25 miles west of Victoria, Texas.

The center says in its 10 a.m. update that the storm is expected to weaken over the next 48 hours and to become a tropical storm by Saturday afternoon. The storm is moving north at 2 mph (3 kph).

The hurricane center says that although the winds are weakening, the storm could cause catastrophic flooding over the coming days.

Harvey came ashore in Texas on Friday night as the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade.


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