Inland towns face wind damage, power outages from Harvey

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Metal warehouse torn apart by wind (KTRK)

The danger of flying debris and widespread power outages are being felt on inland towns impacted by Hurricane Harvey's landfall.

As the then-Category 4 hurricane made landfall on the coastal city of Rockport, Victoria took on the storm's high winds, blowing at a sustained 130 mph.

Our news team drove through the town early Saturday morning where the damage was already done in the hours after landfall just the previous night. Aside from the wind, the town measured more than 16 inches of rain in just a day.

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ABC13's Courtney Fischer captures the damage and drives through Victoria, TX as Hurricane Harvey moves inland.



A number of power lines are down in Port Lavaca, which is southwest of Victoria.

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ABC13's Courtney Fischer describes driving 'through hell' as Harvey packs a punch on inland towns



As of 5 a.m., Harvey is a Category 1 storm, still packing a punch with winds at 90 mph.

Follow ABC13's Courtney Fischer on Twitter as she assesses the damage inland from the central Texas coast.

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