UPDATED: How Will Houston Handle the Deluge of Hurricane Harvey?

UPDATED: How Will Houston Handle the Deluge of Hurricane Harvey?

This story has been updated as of 8:47 pm ET.Hurricanes are classified according to their wind speed.

 
 
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But a truer measure of their destructive potential would also include their moisture level.

Just before making landfall on Friday night, Hurricane Harvey jumped up to become a category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.

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