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Tropical Storm Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane when it made landfall Friday near Corpus Christi, Texas. The winds have died down considerably but the real concern now is rain, as devastating flooding is predicted over the next few days.

Friday, before landfall
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A family waits to be evacuated in Corpus ChristiEric Gay / AP
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Friday night, Harvey arrives
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Corpus ChristiEric Gay / AP
Saturday, the destruction
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