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August 20, 2018

Texas Standard: August 20, 2018

By: David Brown

Hurricane Harvey broke almost every record. What it failed to break: a certain spirit. A year after Harvey’s landfall we’re live from the gulf coast today on the Texas Standard.

Coming to you live from Rockport- the first Texas town to be hit by Hurricane Harvey when it made landfall August 25th 2017.

It was a category 4, causing damage estimated at 125 billion dollars. After Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in US history. At its peak, a third of Houston was underwater 39,000 people were forced from their homes into shelters. And though in many ways recovery has been remarkable, the pain and the scars still show. Today we revisit Hurricane Harvey one year on.