Hurricane Harvey made landfall one year ago on this day (August 27, 2017), forever changing parts of Texas. This was the day when the monstrous hurricane struck San José Island as a category 4 storm following its rapid intensification. The storm strengthened from a tropical storm to category 4 hurricane in just 40 hours. Below, we’ll explore various photos of the aftermath of this storm along with facts and tidbits.
One year ago, #Hurricane Harvey’s relentless, record-setting rains produced historic flooding in Houston and Southeast Texas. Here’s a view of the storm from #GOES16 before it made landfall on August 25, 2017. More: https://t.co/ml0nmVCBa3 pic.twitter.com/Cv4pEFslFg
— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) August 27, 2018
Hurricane Harvey making landfall as a category 4 storm with winds of up to 130 mph, as seen on the GOES-16 satellite late in the day.