What happened

  • What happened

    The hurricane hit Texas around 11 p.m. ET on Friday, August 25, between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor. The Category 4 storm became a Category 1 by late Saturday morning, packing winds of 75 mph before Harvey stalled midday Saturday. By Sunday, it was downgraded to a tropical storm.
    But days later, huge swaths of the 4th largest US city remained underwater and some places in Houston may be uninhabitable for weeks or months to come.
    On Wednesday, it made another landfall near the Louisiana-Texas border. It then weakened over land and fizzled to a tropical depression on Wednesday night, with winds of 35 mph.
    For the towns and the people who face an uncertain future, recovery from the monster storm could take years.

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