Aug 31, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey River Flooding Shatters Records and Could Last For Days

Cedar Bayou Rd, Baytown, TX
USA
by
Jon Erdman
,
The Weather Channel

Harvey's torrential rain has already pushed rivers and bayous to record levels in some locations, and rivers in parts of Texas and Louisiana may take days, if not over a week, to return within their banks.

Record flooding has already been recorded at 19 different National Weather Service river forecast locations where the period extends to at least before 2000. 

Parts of southeast Texas had received more than 40 inches of rain, with at least one location – Cedar Bayou gauge near Highlands, Texas – setting a new continental U.S. rainfall record for any tropical cyclone with 51.88 inches as of 3 p.m. CDT Tuesday.