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Several rescued from building that collapsed in Rockport

First responders rescued people trapped inside a collapsed senior center in Rockport, where Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night.

Firefighters initially had difficulty getting to the people inside the building after the roof was destroyed,  Corpus Christi CBS affiliate KIII reported.

Authorities have not said how many people were rescued or whether they were residents of the senior center or people who had taken shelter there.

The injured were taken to a makeshift hospital, set up at a local jail, to be assessed and treated.

Several other buildings in Rockport were heavily damaged, according to the news station, including the Rockport courthouse and Rockport High School.

Hurricane Harvey updates: Texas hit by powerful storm, heavy rain

Hurricane Harvey is on track to be the strongest storm to strike the United States in 12 years. It’s forecast to make landfall on the Texas coast late Friday or early Saturday. Follow along for updates on preparations, evacuations and forecasts.

Visit the Capital Weather Gang for more on the storm.