Though not forecast to continue for 40 days and nights, for residents of affected areas in Houston and surrounding areas, it must feel that way.
I’ve experienced two hurricanes and one earthquake years earlier, the latter scary but mild, the fury of heavy wind and rain downing trees and knocking out power worse, but nothing like Harvey.
Recovery was quick, life returning to normal, not for weeks or months for hardest hit Texas areas – a once in a lifetime event, likely the worst weather-related rainfall in US history before it ends.
On Friday evening, Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, its 130-mile-an-hour winds at Category 4 strength, bringing torrential rains with it, forecast to last until mid-week.
Now tropical storm Harvey, the National Weather Service said “life-threatening flooding continues over southeastern Texas.”