Houston (Texas), Aug 28 (ANI): The most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years dumped torrential rain and left behind a path of destruction as it moved inland on Saturday, threatening widespread floods across the U.S. state and possibly in the city of Houston. Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to lash Texas for days, bringing as much as 40 inches (102 cm) of rain after battering the coast when it came ashore. The storm has also triggered tornadoes and flash floods. Texas utility companies said nearly a quarter of a million customers were without power. Harvey was the strongest storm to hit the state, the centre of the U.S. oil and gas industry, since 1961. It came ashore as a hurricane with winds of 130 miles per hour.