Eight Days to Destruction

Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane on August 25. The wind and flooding caused massive destruction. The news mentioned one hundred billion dollars as a preliminary estimateof the damage.
Eight days before on August 17 Harvey became a named storm. There was no apparent cause for alarm on August 17.
Two days later it was upgraded to a tropical depression. Harvey reached hurricane strength on August 24. Much can happen in eight days.
August 17: Harvey is named August 21: Total eclipse of the sun. The path crossed the contiguous 48 states. August 21: President Trump announces a revised and renewed war effort in Afghanistan. August 25: Category 4 Harvey makes landfall, destroys buildings and dumps trillions of gallons of water on Texas. Houston, the 4th largest city in the U. S. flooded in many areas.

This post was published at GoldSeek on 30 August 2017.