VIDEO: Harvey history, rainfall totals from National Hurricane Center

u201cIf Texans come to Austin seeking shelter weu2019re going to find shelter,u201d Austin Mayor Steve Adler said. Water in Cypress Creek was almost level with the Stuebner Airline Road bridge on Tuesday.

u201cIf Texans come to Austin seeking shelter weu2019re going to find shelter,u201d Austin Mayor Steve Adler said. Water in Cypress Creek was almost level with the Stuebner Airline Road bridge on Tuesday.



The National Hurricane Center has released its final storm summary on rainfall and winds associated with Hurricane Harvey. Cedar Bayou, Texas recorded 51.88 inches of rain from Harvey, breaking the continental U.S. record for rainfall from a single storm. Port Aransas, Texas recorded the highest peak wind gusts, at 132 mph.

Parts of Houston recorded more than 44 inches of rain from Harvey, and Beaumont-Port Arthur saw 47.35 inches.

Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday, Aug. 26 as it made landfall. Wednesday, Harvey was downgraded again to a tropical depression with sustained winds of 35 mph in Louisiana.

“Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue in and around Houston, Beaumont/Port Arthur, and eastward into southwest Louisiana for the rest of the week,” according to the National Hurricane Center. “The expected heavy rains spreading northeastward from Louisiana into western Kentucky may also lead to flash flooding and increased river and small stream flooding. Do not attempt to travel in the affected area if you are in a safe place. Do not drive into flooded roadways.”

Here are the preliminary rainfall totals in Texas from Harvey from 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, through 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. All data from the National Hurricane Center/National Weather Service.

  • BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR 47.35

  • PASADENA 45.74

  • SOUTH HOUSTON 44.91

  • FRIENDSWOOD 44.05

  • HOUSTON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE 43.38

  • LEAGUE CITY  43.32

  • LA PORTE 36.24

  • BAYTOWN 35.64

  • MOUNT HOUSTON 35.60

  • HOUSTON/CLOVER FIELD 33.37

  • HOUSTON/INTERCONTINENTAL 31.26

  • KATY 31.23

  • HOUSTON/WILL HOBBY 27.88

  • HOUSTON/D.W. HOOKS 27.01

  • GALVESTON/SCHOLES 22.84

  • COLLEGE STATION 19.64

  • VICTORIA 15.60

  • AUSTIN 10.28

  • CORPUS CHRISTI 6.23




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By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.


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