Aug 29, 2017 - Science

Harvey brings historic rainfall to Houston

The rainfall brought on by Harvey has set a new record for the continental United States, dumping more than 50 inches of rain on parts of Houston. That has resulted in catastrophic flooding, evidenced by river gauges in the city reporting severe flood levels and a nearby levee failing under intense pressure.

Data: National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service; Map: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

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