Hurrican Harvey began as Tropical Storm Harvey over the Gulf of Mexico last week before stengthening into a Category 4 storm and making landfall just before 10pm on Friday, August 25. Winds of up to 130 miles per hour and torrential rain pushed inland just northeast of Corpus Christi, TX before moving offshore and then making landfall again at Copano Bay as a Category 3 hurricane.
The coastline of Texas from Corpus Christi to Houston and inland areas including Austin and San Antonio were all directly affected by the powerful storms. Additionally, areas of Louisiana and even locations farther east are expecting significant flooding as a result of Harvey.
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Hurricane Harvey just before Texas landfall.
Photo: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO