BEXAR COUNTY, Texas - Mayor Ron Nirenberg has announced that the city of San Antonio and Bexar County will be under a local disaster declaration.

The announcement was made at a press conference Wednesday at 3 p.m. as Hurricane Harvey builds speed and approaches Texas.

Both Mayor Nirenberg and Judge Nelson Wolff signed the declaration.

City officials said Hurricane Harvey could be the worst storm to hit the United States since it "could be as bad as 1998 or worse."