Oct 3, 2017

Staggering Stats of Harvey's Impact in Texas Shows the Magnitude of the Deadly Storm

Houston, TX
USA
by
Pam Wright
,
The Weather Channel
In this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, photo, Barbara De Luna holds a bible she recovered from her destroyed home in Bayside, Texas. Bayside took a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 25. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle via AP
In this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, photo, Barbara De Luna holds a bible she recovered from her destroyed home in Bayside, Texas. Bayside took a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 25. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle via AP

Here are a few numbers that paint a devastating picture:

At Least 70 Deaths

According to the Associated Press, at least 70 people died as a result of Harvey. 

176,219 Homes Affected

According to the Texas Department of Safety, 16,876 homes destroyed, 67,353 received major damage and 91,990 received minor damage, for a total of 176,219 homes impacted by Harvey.

600,000 Vehicles Flooded

The Houston Automotive Board said approximately 600,000 cars were flooded during Harvey, which is the equivalent to the number of registered cars in the state of Vermont, The Weather Channel's Mike Bettes tweeted.  

930,000 Cubic Yards of Debris Collected 

According to a website created by the city of Houston for recovery efforts, more than 930,000 cubic yards of debris has been collected, which could fill 278 Olympic-size swimming pools or 6,816 buses, the Houston Press notes.

51.88 Inches of Rain

This is the number of inches of rainfall measured by a gauge in Cedar Bayou, near Mont Belvieu, Texas, according to the National Weather Service, which is the greatest amount of rainfall over land for a single storm in continental U.S. history.