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Hurricane Harvey

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NASA satellite footage shows the most destructive hurricanes of 2017

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The track of Hurricane Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey: Tracking Houstons Worst Storm Ever

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Friday Noon Update on Hurricane Harvey

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Thursday Evening Update on Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey of 2017 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. 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), 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.
  • Meteorological history 

  • Preparations 

  • Impacts in the Caribbean and Latin America 

  • Impacts in the United States 

  • Aftermath 

  • Retirement 

  • Environmental factors