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Hurricane Harvey

Category 4 Atlantic hurricane in 2017

Hurricane Harvey was a devastating Category 4 hurricane that made landfall on Texas and Louisiana in August 2017, causing catastrophic flooding and many deaths. It is tied with 2005's Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston metropolitan area and Southeast Texas. It was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year span in which no hurricanes made landfall at the intensity of a major hurricane throughout the country. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system slowly meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing unprecedented flooding. With peak accumulations of 60.58 in (1,539 mm), in Nederland, Texas, Harvey was the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, which displaced more than 30,000 people and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.

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Crystal McDowell vanished in August 2017, just before Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area. When her car is found in a flooded Motel 6 parking lot, the list of..
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Crystal McDowell vanished just before Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in 2017 — "48 Hours" followed investigators on their search for the missing Texas..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

"48 Hours" goes behind the scenes with investigators as they search for a mother of two who vanished just before Hurricane Harvey hit. Correspondent Maureen..
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Texas mother of two Crystal McDowell vanished in August 2017, just before Hurricane Harvey struck the Houston area. But family -- and investigators -- were..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

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