Thursday/ on Hurricane Harvey watch

There is a powerful hurricane called Harvey, bearing down on the Texas coast. It looks as if it is going to make landfall on Friday night, in Corpus Christi.

The projected rainfall totals in the outlook are astonishing: up to 24 inches, and even more than that in some localized areas.

The danger from a hurricane is not so much the wind, but more than often the huge storm surge from the ocean, and the flooding that it brings.

 

P.S. ¬†An interactive on-line article titled Hell and High Water says ‘Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country. It’s home to the nation’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored. And it’s a sitting duck for the next big hurricane. Learn why Texas isn’t ready’.

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Update Fri 8/25: Whoah. 60 inches of rain?

 

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