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Hurricane Harvey By the Numbers

Eight million Texans—almost the population of New York City—live in areas affected by the storm.

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Harvey is the strongest storm to reach land in the Texas Coastal Bend since Hurricane Carla in 1961. It grew from tropical depression to a major hurricane in 56 hours, bringing 132-mph winds to Port Aransas, delivering a storm surge of 6.6 feet to Port Lavaca, and continuing to inflict record-breaking rain, wind, and devastation across southeast Texas. 

But how much flooding, exactly, breaks records? How does Hurricane Harvey’s destruction compare to previous storms? Here’s a by-the-numbers breakdown of the damage so far.

Anna Donlan

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