Trump declares Harvey disaster in Texas

President Donald Trump says he has signed a disaster declaration for Texas as Hurricane Harvey nears on the middle Texas coast.


Trump announced his declaration in a posting on his Twitter account.


At 9 pm, the National Hurricane Center said the storm was "almost onshore" with 130 mph (215 kmh) sustained winds.


A center statement said a station at Aransas Pass run by the Texas Coastal Observing Network had reported a sustained wind of 102 mph (165 kmh) with a gust to 120 mph (193 kmh).


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