Via Instagram at 11:08am, Downtown Houston
It is difficult to overstate the impact on the United States the catastrophe in southeast Texas
|More than 20 inches have fallen on the Houston Metro area with more|
than a foot of rain in Beaumont-Port Arthur as of 10am Sunday
|Torrential rains continue to fall as of 10:45am Sunday|
Not only did Hurricane Harvey's winds nearly destroy several small towns in its path, its flooding rains are going to be news for weeks and it will have an effect on the U.S. economy. For example, here is a list of airports that are closed:
- Corpus Christi
- Spring, Texas
- Ellington, Texas (general aviation airport)
- Houston - Hobby
- Houston Bush Intercontinental
- Aransas Pass (Mustang Beach)
- San Angelo
The area from Houston (including the ship channel) to Beaumont-Port Arthur is the largest single area for oil refining and chemical production in our nation. The plants and refineries will be closed for days, at best. Rail lines throughout the region are closed. Track will have to be rebuilt because of washouts. That will not occur overnight. Fill your gasoline tank now!
Because of superb storm warnings, the loss of life from the winds of Hurricane Harvey is extraordinary low for a Category 4: Two people the last I heard. It may be a very different story in the flooding with the possibility of significant loss of life.