Gov. Abbott says Harvey going to be 'major disaster'

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Gov. Abbott addresses Texas ahead of Harvey's landfall. (KTRK)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is warning people that Hurricane Harvey "is going to be a very major disaster.

Abbott said Friday that he's asked President Donald Trump for a federal disaster declaration.

Harvey is forecast to make landfall in Texas late Friday or early Saturday as a Category 3 storm.

Aside from savage winds and storm surges, the system was expected to drop prodigious amounts of rain. The resulting flooding, one expert said, could be "the depths of which we've never seen."
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