Catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey 2017 in Texas
Natural disaster occurs in U.S in a great ratio especially the tornados and hurricanes. These hurricanes when intensify and move towards the cities make devastating landfall and cause catastrophic flooding. One of the recent occurred Hurricane, Hurricane Harvey has shaken the Texas state in U.S a few days earlier, on August 17, 2017, which is the first major hurricane after Wilma happened back in 2005.
It was the one of the wettest tropical Hurricane. It was developed in the east of Lesser Antilles from a tropical wave and crawled through the Windward Islands, passed through Barbados and Saint Vincent.
Harvey got weaken when it entered in the Caribbean Sea on August 19, but redeveloped on August 23 over the Bay of Campeche. Next day it intensified rapidly and turned into a hurricane. It attained category 4 by resuming strength and gaining peak intensity and made landfall around Rockport, Texas.
Then it doomed again slightly till August 27. It emerged back on August 28 and strengthened back over the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in Louisiana.
Hurricane Harvey’s devastating winds and widespread flood due to torrential rain cost around 39 lives and forced one million people to leave their homes in Texas. In U.S history it is one of the deadliest and costliest storms because of the extensive destruction it made across the state.
In south Lousiana, the rain was recorded from 3 to 6 inches and in some areas recorded up to 10 inches but the highest rainfall recorded was 51.88 inches at Cedar Bayou, Texas. According to the National Weather Service, this has broken the previous rainfall record of U.S for a tropical storm.
The devastating impacts of the storm left uncountable damages, fatalities, and injuries. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) operated in declared disaster areas by providing necessary medical facilities to treat the affected one on urgent basis.