|Eye of the hurricane. PHOTO: NASA
The National Weather Service said a "calendaring snafu" was responsible for an error that caused it to belatedly announce the Category 4 storm after it had already rained several feet, flooded cities, caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, and killed 5 people in Texas.
"We regret any inconvenience this calendaring snafu has caused," the National Weather Service said in an exclusive statement to TheYellowDailyNews. "If you are caught in the storm and able to swim, we urge you to do so."
President Donald Trump, in response, said he would soon visit the storm-ravaged state.
"I better not see any illegal aliens in any rescue shelter," the president told TheYellowDailyNews in an exclusive interview late Monday. "If I do, Texas will be in store for more stormy weather."