Three years ago this week, Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston and southeast Texas and left so much devastation that some displaced residents still have yet to return home.
Hundreds of thousands of homes were flooded after Harvey dropped 60 inches of rain on southeast Texas, causing $125 billion in damage. More than 100 people lost their lives during the days-long storm. Thousands more wound up in shelters only to return to destroyed homes and cars completely flooded.
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As Hurricane Laura looms over southeast Texas and Louisiana with expected landfall Wednesday night, Houstonians are prepping for the worst although forecasters say we may be narrowly spared.
Forecasters have said Laura will be unlike Harvey, which was primarily a heavy rainfall event that sat stagnant over Houston for days. Damage expected from Laura is said to be mostly wind-related, with coastal communities expected to bear the brunt of the storm.
#Laura is NOT going to be a #Harvey flooding type event. The hurricane will continue to move through landfall and not stall. Every hurricane is different…plan for the wind and surge impacts from #Laura #houwx #txwx #lawx
— Jeff Lindner (@JeffLindner1) August 25, 2020
Take a look back at Hurricane Harvey in the photos from Houston Chronicle photographers above.
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