Hurricane Harvey continues to pick up steam as it barrels toward the Gulf Coast, with forecasters saying the Category 2 storm could reach Category 3 status before it hits land. They say it could be the most powerful storm to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy nearly five years ago. The ingredients to make a monster storm are coming together as

Harvey is now expected to make landfall early Saturday. Forecasters say Harvey could drop up to three feet of rain in some places. From Texas to Louisiana and Mississippi, people are getting ready. They’re loading sandbags, boarding up doors and windows, filling up at the gas station, and cleaning out the shelves at grocery stores. READ MORE