Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall the last category 4 storm to do so was Hurricane Charley in 2004.
Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in August of 2017, the floods destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, forced the evacuations of more than 30,000 people, and necessitated more than 17,000 rescues.
– Harvey has been confirmed to be the third most expensive natural disaster worldwide since 1975.
– Since 1856 only 18 category 4 storms have made landfall on the United States.
– Over four days, many areas received more than 40″ of rain as the system slowly moved over eastern Texas, causing catastrophic flooding.
– In places there were nearly 65″ of rain, making Harvey the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the US.