Slow-moving Tropical Storm Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, has parked itself over the southeast portion of Texas. The system unleashed already-catastrophic flooding already in Houston, which saw over 1000 people rescued from their homes. One particularly horrifying photo of a flooded nursing home in Dickinson perfectly illustrated the dramatic plight of those caught in the path of this system that has killed at least five people, and it looks like matters will grow much worse before the storm moves east.
The National Weather Service has issued a statement regarding the historic magnitude of what’s to come for Texas:
“Local rainfall amounts of 50 inches would exceed any previous Texas rainfall record. The breadth and intensity of this rainfall are beyond anything experienced before. Catastrophic flooding is now underway and expected to continue for days.”