Hurricane Harvey makes landfall as Category 4 storm
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Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas late Friday night, making landfall as a Category 4 storm, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm, which is the first major hurricane to hit the U.S. since 2005, is expected to bring heavy rains, wind and flooding to the Lone Star State.

Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert said earlier Friday that 4.6 million people live in the storm's path. 


President Trump tweeted on Friday that he had granted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) disaster declaration request, allowing federal resources to be used in the state.

The Weather Service reported that storm surge flooding could reach upwards of 13 feet in some areas, with rainfall of upwards of about 30 inches.

The hurricane marks Trump's first major natural disaster as president, and he is expected to monitor the storm from Camp David.