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Mike Allen Aug 28
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Houston is a "1-in-1,000 year event"

Wilford Martinez grabs the median as he's rescued from his flooded car along I-610 in Houston yesterday, in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey (David J. Phillip / AP)

That's how CNN meteorologist Tom Sater described the hell Harvey has unleashed on Houston. Catch up quick:

  • FEMA says recovery will take "years."
  • Tragedy of epic proportions: "Rain may last days with some areas seeing as much as 50 inches ... Storm disrupts flights, ports, railways and oil refineries." (Bloomberg)
  • "Harvey [is] the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years." (Reuters)