BREAKING: Thousands Without Power, Full Blown Devastation- Please Send Your Prayers


TEXAS — Officials have begun to survey the damage Hurricane Harvey has left on the region with one mayor stating the massive storm has left “widespread devastation” in his community.

Rockport Mayor Charles “C.J.” Wax told the Weather Channel on Saturday that the storm hit his community “right on the nose” and left “widespread devastation.”


Wax said emergency response for the city of about 10,000 people has been hampered by the loss of cellphone service and other forms of communication. The city’s fire chief, Steve Sims, told Fox News described Harvey as “almost deafening” as it approached. “It was unbelievable,” he said of the damage Harvey caused.

The storm, which was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane early Saturday morning, dumped between 10 inches and 30 inches of rain in some areas and spawned tornadoes, fires and widespread power outages across southern Texas.

The hurricane has knocked out power to nearly 300,000 customers along the Texas coast, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Emergency personnel in the communities northeast of Corpus Christi where Harvey made landfall are reporting a loss of cellphone service and other forms of communication.

Behind the giant storm, the largest to hit Texas in more than a decade, production on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico remained halted, coastal refineries were idle and thousands of cruise ship customers waited offshore until their vessels were able to dock safely.

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“Emergency broadcast: The entire area Holiday Park Beach,Fulton, Rockport, apartment buildings have collapsed. Help needed ASAP


Video from inside the eye of on WP-3D Orion . Credit Chris Mehta/NOAA. Updates at

A massive fire destroyed at least three homes on Bolivar Peninsula late Friday night, according to 12 News Now.

At least 15,000 people aboard three Carnival Cruise Line ships scheduled to return to Galveston this weekend were delayed or detoured due to the hurricane. The Port of Galveston was closed on Friday.

“FEMA stands ready to support state, local and tribal officials as they prepare for Hurricane Harvey,” Brock Long of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a statement.  “I encourage residents who will be affected to follow directions from their local officials. Know your threats, heed the warnings, and if you’re in the path of the storm, ensure your family is prepared for possible prolonged disruptions to normal services.”

Pursuant to his powers as Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott has issued the following:

A proclamation amending the disaster proclamation issued prior to the arrival to Hurricane Harvey to declare a disaster in these additional counties: Atascosa, Bexar, Brazos, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jasper, Kerr, Lee, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Newton, Tyler, Walker, Washington and Willacy counties of Texas.

Governor Abbott issued the following statement:

“I want to thank the President and FEMA for their quick response in granting this disaster declaration. We will continue to work with our federal and local partners on all issues relating to this storm, and I encourage Texans to continue heeding all warnings from local officials.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all our Texas patriots.

Stay safe!

God Bless.

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