Sunday, August 27, 2017

By the numbers: Exploring the statistics of Harvey's horrific impact in Texas

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.
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Flooding will continue to impact lives and property into September as Harvey slowly spins over the region, delivering even more rain to the region.
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Moses Juarez, left, and Anselmo Padilla wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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