The calm after the storm. It has been days of dastardly conditions in Texas, hurricane Harvey turn tropical storm that drowned the State in millions of gallons of water. Mixed emotions flood the land as forces come together to rescue as many Texans as possible.
The aftermath is bound to be more emotional than the event itself.
Facts below as seen on CNN (link here).
The rain, mercifully, has stopped in southeast Texas. But a week after Hurricane Harvey, boaters still are shuttling people away from a few high-water areas as millions struggle with what the storm has left — tens of thousands of destroyed homes and altered lives, and grim efforts to find those who may not have survived.
At least 47 people have died from the storm. Other statistics only begin to hint at the scope of the punishing deluge and what the months of recovery will entail:
- About 27 trillion gallons of rain fell on Texas and Louisiana over six days — enough to fill the Houston Astrodome 85,000 times.
- More than 72,000 people have been rescued.
- And about 136,000 structures were flooded in Harris County, home of Houston, alone — about 10% of the structures on record there, the county says.
Greg Abbott said in a press conference Friday the Neches River’s water level continues to rise, and is nearly 7 feet above the record.