Hurricane Harvey Leaves More Than 300,000 Without Power Amid 'Life-Threatening' Conditions

Updated: Aug 26, 2017 5:28 PM ET

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane late Friday night, earlier than had been expected, and is continuing to cause severe damage and disruption that may not let up for days.

Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that more than 300,000 customers are without power as of Saturday evening.

Rockport, Aransas Pass and Port Aransas all had buildings with structural damage, according to CNN.

Wind gusts peaked in Port Aransas at 132 mph and in Copano Village at 125 mph, according to the NCEP.

KHOU reported that walls and roofs collapsed at several buildings in Rockport, including at Rockport High School. At least 10 people were injured in the area, according to the network.

Meanwhile, Corpus Christi saw downed trees and power lines, and some structural damage to buildings has been reported. Emergency personnel northeast of Corpus Christi have reported issues with cellphone service, the Associated Press reported.

Harvey has already dropped about 18 inches of rainfall as of Saturday morning, and forecasters are predicting "catastrophic flooding," according to the AP.

While Harvey was downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to a tropical depression and later a tropical wave, forecasters are still warning of hazardous conditions.

Harvey's winds have weakened, but heavy rainfall and storm surge is still causing life-threatening hazards over southeastern Texas, according to the National Hurricane Center, which added that the storm surge flooding would be slow to recede.

Samaritans help push a boat with evacuees to high ground during a rain storm caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road in east Houston
Samaritans help push a boat with evacuees to high ground during a rain storm caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road in east Houston, on Aug. 28, 2017.Adrees Latif—Reuters
Samaritans help push a boat with evacuees to high ground during a rain storm caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road in east Houston
Rescue boats fill a flooded street as flood victims are evacuated floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.
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People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
People wait to be rescued from their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
Rescue workers and civilians wait for emergency crews in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017.
Residents with a dog sit in the back of a truck while waiting to be rescued from rising floodwaters due to Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, on Aug. 28, 2017.
People wait to be rescued from their flooded homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
A person waves to rescuers as he walks through a flooded street after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
Rescuers help a man and children from flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
Evacuees from areas of the city flooded by Hurricane Harvey arrive in the back of city dump trucks at a red cross shelter set up at a convention center on Aug. 27.
A stalled car gets a push amid heavy rain on a section of Interstate 610 in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017.
Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston.
A truck driver walks while checking the depth of an underpass during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
A woman looks out from a door at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
Flooded downtown is seen from JP Morgan Chase Tower after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding, in Houston
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Waters rush from a large sinkhole on Highway FM 762 in Rosenberg, Texas, near Houston, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017.
People wait in a city dump truck on an I-610 overpass for evacuation during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 27, 2017 in Houston.
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Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, on Aug. 27, 2017.
Neighbors used their personal boats to rescue Jane Rhodes in Friendswood, Texas, on Aug. 27, 2017.
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Lisa Rehr holds her four-year old son Maximus, after they lost their home to Hurricane Harvey, as they await to be evacuated with their belongings from Rockport, Texas, Aug. 26, 2017.
Samaritans help push a boat with evacuees to high ground during a rain storm caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwe
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