Hurricane Harvey

Category 4 Atlantic hurricane in 2017

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Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall on Texas and Louisiana in August 2017, causing catastrophic flooding and many deaths. It is tied with 2005's Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston metropolitan area and Southeast Texas. It was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year span in which no hurricanes made landfall at the intensity of a major hurricane throughout the country. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system slowly meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing unprecedented flooding. With peak accumulations of 60.58 in (1,539 mm), in Nederland, Texas, Harvey was the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, which displaced more than 30,000 people and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.

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The death toll continues to rise after floodwaters swept through southeast Texas – remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda. The storm dumped more than 40 inches of..
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CHINA, Texas — Emergency crews continued to pull motorists and others from high water Friday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda soaked the Houston..
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Tropical Depression Imelda prompts hundreds of water rescues and a hospital evacuation in areas that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago
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Jump in gas after Saudi Arabia oil attack marks the largest increase in fuel prices since Hurricane Harvey in 2017
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