Environment

The Science of Why Harvey Was So Devastating for Texas

8/31/17
from The Wall Street Journal,
8/31/17:

Harvey dumped an estimated 15 trillion gallons of water on Houston in less than a week.

With parts of the Houston metro area receiving 50 inches of rain or more due to Tropical Storm Harvey, some are calling this a once-in-800-years flood event. Harvey dumped an estimated 15 trillion gallons of water on the city in less than a week -- more than it typically sees in six months, and far more rain than fell during Hurricane Katrina. Here’s a look at the science of why the storm was so devastating for the Southeast coast of Texas.

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