Hurricane Harvey — which experts said could be deadly — is expected to hit the Lone Star state as a category 3 storm.
Hurricane Harvey would be the strongest hurricane to hit the US in 12 years, since hurricane Wilma in October 2005.
The storm will making landfall late Friday or early Saturday in southeast Texas.
The storm packed maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour on Thursday afternoon.
Forecasters said the storm’s peak could be life-threatening — up to 10 feet, with waves as high as 20 feet. It could bring up to 30 inches of rain, flash floods and winds gusts of up to 115 miles per hour.
Texas governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency in 30 counties.
Kababayans joined others who have been rushing to buy groceries and supplies in anticipation of the major storm.
“Bumili ako kahapon ng grocery. Bumili ako ng tubig para sa amin kung may emergency at bumili na rin ako ng delata para prepared kami kasi nakakatakot kung bumaha o kung ano man ang mangyari dito sa houston, mabuti na yung nakaprepare,” said Houston resident Leticia Garcia.