Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas With 140 MPH Winds, 15 Foot Storm Surge… And Alligators

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Hurricane Harvey will bring more than pounding rain, 125 mph winds and 15-foot storm surges. Residents can plan on running into displaced alligators, too. As if it couldn’t get any worse…

Christy Kroboth from the Texas-based Gator Squad are warning residents to stay at least 40 feet from any gators and most importantly, do not attempt to feed them! Wise words indeed. These creatures can move fast and make no mistake: While they are mostly docile, they have been displaced by the storm — so they may be confused, erratic, but mostly scared.

The outer reaches of Hurricane Harvey began to hit the Texas coast Friday and is turning out to be one of the most powerful hurricanes in years. Now as it makes its move toward land, gators are feeling it, too. They aren’t the only ones who know a storm is brewing. They, like smart humans, are moving to higher, safer ground.

Surrounding areas are predicted to be flooded with much as 40 inches of rain, but what scares everyone is the storm surge… and now gators.

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