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A sign reading "Be Nice Harvey" was left behind on a boarded up business, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Port Aransas, Texas. Port Aransas is under a mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The hurricane that forecasters have been worried about all season is finally here.

Hurricane Harvey is expected to be the first Category 3 storm and the biggest to hit the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Wilma struck Florida in October 2005. It’s also the strongest hurricane to hit the area known as the Texas Coastal Bend since Hurricane Celia struck in August 1970. Many who live and work in the hurricane’s path have no experience with such a natural disaster, and may be unaware of just how devastating it can be.

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