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The Final Report On The Impact Of Hurricane Harvey Has Been Released

We are still learning more about the impact of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey.

The Harris County Flood Control District has released its final report.

The district says a total of 1 trillion gallons of water fell across Harris County — that’s enough to fill the NRG Stadium more than 14 hundred times and run Niagara Falls for 15 days.

When the the rain totals were averaged out, the county saw nearly 70 percent of its entire annual rainfall.. within only a 4 day period.

The report says more than 60 thousand Harris County residents were rescued using government resources.

Tens of thousands of others were rescued by volunteers.

More than 154,000 homes flooded in the county, nearly 70 percent of those were located outside the 100-year floodplain. Over half of those homes didn’t have flood insurance.

The district says previous flood control projects – including buyouts – potentially spared around 24,000 homes from Harvey’s floodwaters.  

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