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Tejano stars evacuate as Hurricane Harvey heads to Texas gulf coast

Hurricane Harvey is heading to the Texas gulf coast and evacuations began on Thursday for residents in the path of the storm, including Tejano stars that live in the area.

Megan Chapa is evacuating from her hometown of Corpus Christi with her family and posted a video to her Facebook page on Thursday asking for everyone to stay safe this weekend.

“Be safe out there, make sure to board up all your windows and try to stay safe,” Chapa said. “Get candles, flashlights if you decide to stay. I’m not going to stay ’cause I’m scared, not gonna lie, I’m scared. I’m going to wish my family and friends a safe weekend with this storm comin’ in, it’s best to be safe than sorry, guys.”

Megan Chapa talks about evacuating for Hurricane Harvey.

Cezar Martinez, lead vocalist for David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales, posted a live video to his Facebook page as he was heading to San Antonio on I-37 from his hometown of Robstown.

“Traffic is backed up and they do have the emergency hurricane evacuation lane open, let’s see how long it takes me to get to San Antonio,” he said. “We’re gigging tomorrow in Dallas, Texas, so I’m heading out early so that I won’t be caught in the weather tomorrow.”

Cezar Martinez evacuating ahead of Hurricane Harvey.

Forecasters labeled Harvey a “life-threatening storm” that posed a “grave risk” with theĀ potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years, according to the Associated Press.

Stay up to date with Hurricane Harvey with your local television and radio stations. If you are in the path of the storm be prepared with a Hurricane Preparedness information from the National Hurricane Center.


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