Hurricane Harvey Facts and Figures

-Harris County Flood Control District meteorologist Jeff Lindner reported that a foot and a half of water covered 70 percent of the 1,800-square-mile county. Houston sank two centimeters as a result of the weight of the water.

-Flooding forced 39,000 people out of their homes and into shelters.

-The storm damaged 204,000 homes. Three-fourths were outside of the 100-year flood plain. Most of those homeowners did not have flood insurance.

-738,000 people registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which paid out $378 million in direct payments.

-The storm left 200 million cubic yards of debris.

-In the Gulf area, one million vehicles were ruined beyond repair, according to auto data firm Black Book.

-Harvey forced 25 percent of oil and gas production to shut down in the region, affecting 5 percent of nationwide output.

-Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm that hit Texas on August 25, 2017. It made landfall three times in six days.

-It caused $125 billion in damage according to the National Hurricane Center. That’s more than any other natural disaster in U.S. history except Hurricane Katrina.

-The storm affected 13 million people from Texas through Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky. * By October 13, 2017, at least 88 people died from the storm.

-Two feet of rain fell in the first 24 hours. * Total rainfall hit 60.5 inches in Nederland, Texas, a record for a single storm in the continental United States that created an unprecedented 1,000-year flood event.

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