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Hurricane Harvey has slowed to Category 1, but it's not done wreaking chaos

Hurricane Harvey was downgraded overnight from its Category 4 peak to Category 1 after making landfall in Texas late Friday. The strongest storm to hit the mainland United States in a decade, Harvey touched down near Port Aransas on the Gulf Coast around 11 p.m. local time. A Category 4 storm has consistent winds in excess of 130 mph; now, as a Category 1, Harvey has consistent winds of 74 mph or higher.

More than 200,000 Texan homes and businesses are without power Saturday morning; at least 10 people were injured when the roof of a senior center collapsed in Rockport. Residents who did not evacuate the storm's path have been warned to boil water for consumption and asked to "mark their arm with a Sharpie pen with their name and Social Security number" for emergency identification. Heavy rains are expected to continue through Wednesday.

See video of Harvey's flooding in Corpus Christi and a Weather Channel visualization of different storm categories' wind effects below. Bonnie Kristian