Hurricane Harvey hits Texas and Louisiana provoking great economic losses.

Juan Garcia R. Hurricane Harvey hits Texas and Louisiana provoking great economic losses.

Water and Irrigation Vol.: 8, No. 1: 9-10, September 2017, Spain.

Hurricane Harvey with category four, breaking a record amount of rain on Texas and for the continental US, the National Weather Service, was recorded 1320 mm of rain from Friday 25 August to Wednesday 30 August .After storm affected Louisiana but with less intensity. At least 50,000 homes are flooded in the Houston area. There are about 500,000 peoples affected in Texas. The economical losses were estimated in 100 billons dollars. and it is necessary to revise the plan for housing construction, drainage systems and forest reform in the fight against floods, cyclones, hurricanes and tornadoes throughout the South of the United States. President Donald Trump has approved emergency disaster declarations in both Texas and Louisiana, directing federal aid toward the affected areas.

Houston is battling to recover from devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, a category four storm breaking a record amount of rain on the city. At least 50,000 homes are flooded in the Houston area.

At least 41 people have died across Texas, while thousands of people have fled their homes to emergency shelters. Texas has never seen an event like this. Harvey’s devastating hurricane-force winds, storm surge on the Gulf Coast, and landmark flooding inland combined to make it a catastrophic event for Texas. There are about 500,000 peoples affected in Texas.

Big zones are floods, thousand houses damages, way cuts, infrastructures and trades hurt, affectation in the supply of water and electricity, overflow in rivers, thousand peoples displaces to shelters and relief centres, agricultural and castle losses.

The rainfall in Texas registered new record for the continental US, the National Weather Service has said. A rain in Cedar Bayou recorded 51.9 inches (1320 mm) of rain from Friday 25 August to Wednesday 30 August. After Harvey affected Louisiana but with less intensity

The oil and chemical industry, which has extensive facilities in Texas, has also suffered. Explosions have been reported at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby to the north east of Houston, amid warnings that volatile compounds could not be kept safe due to a failure of refrigeration systems. Toxic waste sites were affected. Further south, buildings on the coast were destroyed and damaged by high winds as Hurricane Harvey made its initial landfall, with gusts reaching 130mph.

President Donald Trump has approved emergency disaster declarations in both Texas and Louisiana, directing federal aid toward the affected areas.

Floods, droughts, heat waves, melting of poles, global warming and rising sea temperatures with increasing intensity of cyclones, typhoons and tornadoes are common manifestations of climate change in which the impact of human activity greatly influences.

The damage done by Hurricane Harvey is huge and reflects that there are regions within the State of Texas where there are many homes that are built with structures that can not cope with the impact of the winds and floods caused by natural disasters. has resulted in large losses, estimated at some $ 100 billion, and it is therefore necessary to revise the plan for housing construction, drainage systems and forest reform in the fight against floods, cyclones, hurricanes and tornadoes throughout the South of the United States. When we compare the economic losses of other countries affected by natural disasters, these are much lower than those reported by the State of Texas.

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