By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer
August 27,2017, 3:59:09PM,EDT
Harvey is quickly becoming one of the worst tropical systems to impact the United States in years, hitting the Gulf Coast with destructive winds and record-shattering rainfall.Harvey made landfall in Texas as a powerful Category 4 hurricane on Friday night, but has since transitioned to a slow-moving storm, dumping feet of rain in some areas.
Houston has been one of the hardest-hit cities across the region with widespread and unprecedented flooding. Some areas picked up more rain in one hour than they typically receive during the entire month of August.
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Rivers across the region will continue to rise for days as water gradually drains down stream. Some rivers are projected to crest more than 10 feet above previous record levels.
Flooding will continue to impact lives and property into September as Harvey slowly spins over the region, delivering even more rain to the region.