Hurricane Harvey and Its Aftermath, by Chuck Strom

The Atlantic’s photo section just posted these pics of the damage from Hurricane Harvey on the Texas Gulf Coast:

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/08/photos-the-aftermath-of-hurricane-harvey/538143/

Reported casualties were minimal after the first day, but it’s usually in the days and weeks following that we get a true indication of the scale of the disaster. In this case, the critical factor is going to be the flooding from the rain that is expected to drench the area for the next few days as what’s left of Harvey lingers over Houston. Hopefully, FEMA will be prepared, because if what the Washington Post is projecting comes to pass, the challenge may ultimately be greater than what it faced from Katrina in 2006.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/27/catastrophic-flooding-underway-in-houston-as-harvey-lingers-over-texas/

Chuck Strom

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