Publication Date August 27, 2017 | The Weather Channel

Rainfall from Harvey Could Reach 50 Inches in Some Spots, Highest Ever Recorded in Texas; Catastrophic Flooding to Continue for Days

United States

This may end up being one of the worst flood disasters in U.S. history.


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Harvey has stalled inland over southeast Texas, resulting in catastrophic, record flooding.

Periods of torrential rain will continue over parts of Texas the next several days with more flooding likely.

Parts of southeast Houston saw more than two feet of rain in 24 hours.

The flooding has rivaled what was observed during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 in some locations.

Isolated rainfall totals from Harvey could be up to 50 inches by later this week.