Hurricane Harvey…

By | August 30, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey was the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting nearly $200 billion in damage, breaking the previous record set by Hurricane Katrina, primarily from widespread flooding in the Houston metropolitan area. It was the first major hurricane[nb 1] to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year span in which no hurricanes made landfall at such an intensity in the country.

Hurricane Harvey Houston 2017

Rescue boats fill a flooded street at flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey

In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (100 cm) of rain as the system slowly meandered over eastern and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. With peak accumulations of 64.58 in (164.0 cm), Harvey was the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.

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