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Hurricane Harvey weakens, likely to become tropical storm: NHC
August 26, 2017 / 2:15 PM / a month ago

Hurricane Harvey weakens, likely to become tropical storm: NHC

Debris flies past as Stewart Adams, of San Marcos, Texas, balances himself from a gust of wind from Hurricane Harvey along the boardwalk in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S. August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Harvey weakened to a category 1 hurricane as it moved inland over Texas on Saturday and would likely become a tropical storm later, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Harvey was the strongest storm in more than 50 years to hit Texas when it came ashore late Friday as a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. That is the second most powerful category of storm measured by the speed of sustained winds.

Reporting by Liz Hampton; Writing by Simon Webb; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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