Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and Naval Air Station Kingsville are in Harvey’s path, which strengthened into a Category 1 storm on Thursday and is expected to come ashore as a Category 3, the Military Times said.
The Navy removed about half of its 100 T-45 trainer jets — those able to fly — to a base in Forth Worth.
“All airworthy aircraft are being evacuated to Fort Worth,” Kevin Clarke, a Kingsville spokesman, told the Military Times.
It also moved able aircraft — including T-6 and T-44 trainers — from Corpus Christi to Fort Worth.
Any remaining aircraft would be placed in hangars.
About 10,000 base personnel at Corpus Christi — flight students, their families, instructors and contractors — were heading to the Dallas area.
Around 1,500 flight students and instructors at Kingsville were evacuated to the Forth Worth area, Clarke said.
Energy companies — including Royal Dutch Shell, Anadarko Petroleum and Exxon Mobil — also began evacuating offshore oil and gas platforms in Harvey’s path.
It’s expected to come ashore in an area of Texas where nearly a fifth of the country’s crude oil is produced offshore, Reuters reported.