Tropical Storm Harvey Hits Again: Major Flooding Swamps East Texas; Heavy Rain Threat From Louisiana to Kentucky


August 30, 2017

Torrential rain will continue to trigger major flooding in parts of east Texas, western Louisiana.



Tropical Storm Harvey makes second U.S. landfall, this time in Louisiana.

  • Torrential rain will continue to trigger major flooding in parts of east Texas, western Louisiana.
  • Bands of heavy rain will also hammer other parts of the northern Gulf Coast.
  • This heavy rain threat from Harvey will spread as far north as parts of the Ohio Valley.
  • All-time continental U.S. tropical cyclone rain records have been broken.

Tropical Storm Harvey made its final landfall, but its swath of torrential rain has triggered more massive flooding in east Texas, and will continue to produce torrential rain the next few days from Louisiana to parts of the Ohio Valley, while record-breaking, catastrophic river flooding continues in southeast Texas.

Harvey made its third and final landfall around 3:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday morning near Cameron, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

While the heaviest rain had ended in flood-plagued Houston, Harvey's most torrential rain turned its sights on areas near Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas.

With rain rates as high as 3.87 inches per hour, inundating rain immediately to the west of Harvey's center of circulation crushed the southeast Texas counties near the Louisiana border Tuesday into early Wednesday. 

The resultant flooding swamped a storm shelter in Port Arthur, prompting evacuees to be moved to another shelter.


Torrential rain is still hammering areas near the Texas and Louisiana border. Orange, Texas has measured rainrates of 2 to 3 inches per hour for several hours early Wednesday.

Heavy rain has also spread north into northern Louisiana, and bands of heavy rain have pushed well east to the northern Gulf Coast of Mississippi, southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle.


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