National Hurricane Center issues Hurricane Harvey report

The National Hurricane Center has released a 76 page report on the development, impact and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Some of the findings include:

  • Harvey was responsible for 68 direct deaths in Texas, the most in the state since 1919
  • Harvey caused an estimated $125 billion in damage, making it the second-most costly hurricane on record in the U.S. (behind Katrina)
  • Highest rainfall measurement was 60.58″ near Nederland, TX, which is the U.S. tropical cyclone storm total rainfall record (radar estimates were as high as 70″)

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