The most powerful hurricane to ever make landfall on the Texas-Louisiana border has brought flooding and wind damage early Thursday.

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The storm surge is incredible and by many accounts could affect those living as far as 30 miles inland! It is truly a dangerous and historic storm.

The science and research the deals with hurricane has come a long way and the videos that have been released as the storm arrived are simply breathtaking. The video below was taken from within the clouds high above the Gulf of Mexico.

Here locally, we are waiting for some sever weather to arrive with the slight risk for tornadoes on Thursday. The humidity will increase early bringing winds, rain and hail across the region. Be prepared for the threat of a tornado and power outages.

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