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Hurricane Harvey approaching Texas coast: NHC

Tropical Storm Harvey is seen approaching the Texas Gulf Coast, U.S., in this NOAA GOES East satellite image taken at 10:07 ET (14:07 GMT) August 24, 2017. NOAA/Handout via Reuters

(Reuters) - Hurricane Harvey is approaching the Texas coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

The hurricane, now a category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is located about 185 miles (295 km) south-southeast of Port O’Connor, Texas with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 km per hour).

Reporting by Arpan Varghese and Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru

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