Forecasters expect Hurricane Harvey to make landfall late today as a major hurricane — the first to hit the United States since 2005. That’s scary enough.

But even more troubling: It’s on target to strike a part of the Texas coast where the recent growth of the oil and gas industry has increased the risk of catastrophic storm damage.

The Lonestar state hasn’t seen a storm like Harvey in decades. Drawing energy from the abnormally warm Gulf of Mexico waters, its winds are expected to reach 125 miles per hour before landfall. Wide swaths of Texas and Louisiana could see as much as 35 inches of rainfalla year’s worth in just three or four days.