A sign warns of a Texas coastal hurricane watch as traffic passes by in Hutchins, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. A hurricane warning was issued for most of the central and southern Texas coast Thursday morning. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

(Bloomberg) – Harvey, which has already shut energy platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, scattered tankers and disrupted pipeline operations, strengthened into a hurricane on a path that’ll have it slamming into Texas’s coast Friday.

Harvey’s top winds reached 80 miles (129 kilometers) per hour as it bears down on the Texas coast about 340 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, according to an update from the National Hurricane Center. It is on track to become a Category 3 storm, the first major hurricane to hit the U.S. since Wilma in 2005.

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