August 25, 2017 / 11:13 PM / 25 days ago

Harvey strengthens into Category 4 hurricane

Hurricane Harvey is pictured off the coast of Texas, U.S. from aboard the International Space Station in this August 25, 2017 NASA handout photo. NASA/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Hurricane Harvey strengthened into a powerful Category 4 storm on Friday as neared the Texan coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Harvey was located about 45 miles (70 km) east of Corpus Christi, Texas, packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph), the NHC added.

Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

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