More than 16000 cruise ship passengers temporarily stranded by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Disrupting Cruise Vacations Out of Texas Ports

A Beaumont woman is among thousands of cruise ship passengers held hostage at sea thanks to Hurricane Harvey. However, given the severity and projected path of Hurricane Harvey, Carnival is strongly encouraging their guests to remain on board as they intend to return the ships to Galveston as soon as safely possible. About 150 people died, putting it in the top 25 most fatal hurricanes. Carnival said the next scheduled voyages for Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor will be shortened with itineraries to be determined.

The port closed to all vessels starting at noon Friday, in anticipation of "gale-force winds", tentatively stranding four cruise ships that had planned to dock in Galveston over the weekend.

Sparta Komissarova, a passenger on the Carnival Valor, said she was concerned that her sons, ages 9 and 14, would miss the first day of school on Monday. It's spending Friday night in Cozumel, Mexico.

The other ship, the Carnival Breeze, was slated to return to the port on Sunday, but remains at a dock in Cozumel, Mexico. Cruise details will be finalized once we have confirmed our arrival into Galveston.

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Casey Stegall was reporting live from Galveston, Texas, for Fox News, when his broadcast was interrupted by a woman handing him some cans of beer.

Harvey is expected to make landfall overnight, bringing life-threatening storm surge, rainfall and wind to portions of the Texas coast. But he said residents should stay put, in part because it's too early for officials to determine where the most flooding would occur.

The city manager in Rockport, Texas, says multiple people have been taken to the county's jail for assessment and treatment after the roof of a senior housing complex collapsed.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Friday tweeted "please think twice before trying to leave Houston en masse". Authorities in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, meanwhile, ordered mandatory evacuations for areas south of the Intracoastal Water Way effective at 6 a.m. local time.

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