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Harvey initially made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Friday then lingered off the coast of Southeast Texas for five days as a tropical storm that dropped record amounts of rain on Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, and the surrounding area. It made landfall for a second time early Wednesday, coming to shore near Cameron in southwest Louisiana and bringing with it a heavy dose of rain that is forecast to spread further north as the day progresses, perhaps as far as Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas. Some sunshine was, finally, forecast for Houston.


Hundreds of fans gathered around the model X-Wing on Wednesday evening at the Wings Over The Rockies Museum to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, who played the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie series. People raised candles and lightsabers to honor the late actress. During the vigil, it was announced that Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, had died of a stroke