Tropical Storm Harvey continues to create massive flooding in Texas
While no longer a hurricane, Tropical Storm Harvey is causing catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas, especially in Houston and surrounding towns. Several locations have already picked up over 20 inches of rain as of August 27, and the numbers keep climbing. According to ABC, at least three people have been killed due to the storm. Below, you’ll find the latest information from the StormTrack 8 Weather Team.
Now that Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, sustained winds have weakened significantly. Eventually its winds will weaken to about 30 mph by Friday.
Below is a look at the most updated storm surge information. Keep in mind that many locations in this part of Texas do not have any hills. That will cause entire coastal towns to be inundated with water…possibly up to rooftops. Since Harvey has moved further inland and weakened, storm surge has not been as much of a concern.
The greatest impact from Harvey is the flooding and extreme rainfall. Below is a look at how much rain could fall in the region as Harvey stalls over the next several days. In some places, rainfall will be more than the Quad Cities receives in an entire year! That could take the better part of a week to recede, causing additional life-threatening conditions.
Here is a look at the FutureTrack rainfall for the region over the next 24 hours.