The U.S. Navy base in Texas, the export of equipment and personnel because of the hurricane «Harvey»

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Two of the U.S. Navy base in Texas to evacuate personnel and equipment are taken in connection with the approaching hurricane «Harvey», reports Defense News with reference to representatives of the military.

Already put about 50 of the 100 training planes T-45, stationed in Kingsville. The question of the movement of the aircraft is solved according to the flight qualities of each machine and the availability of pilots, ready to transport the aircraft. Auxiliary personnel have been organized to leave the base.

The user base in Corpus Christi ordered to evacuate to Dallas about 10 thousand soldiers, cadets and their families assigned to the base. Also exported airworthy equipment.

Earlier, the authorities of seven coastal counties of the U.S. state of Texas declared a mandatory evacuation of tens of thousands of residents in connection with the approaching hurricane «Harvey». In addition, a voluntary evacuation was declared for residents of the city of Corpus Christi located on the Gulf coast. Texas Governor Greg Abbott alerted about 700 representatives of the national guard.

National centre for the prevention of hurricanes USA (NHC) in Miami reported that hurricane «Harvey» menacing the Eastern seaboard of the United States, increased to the second category. According to meteorologists, the wind speed within the hurricane reaches 160 kilometers per hour. The hurricane is moving Northwest and is expected to reach the coast of Texas near Corpus Christi on Friday evening or Saturday morning. It can worsen to the third category.

Potentially «Harvey» may be the most powerful hurricane in the U.S. over the past 12 years, since the country in 2005 was hit by the storm Katrina, which virtually destroyed the city of New Orleans.