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Who can forget what Harvey did to the Coastal Bend?

Hurricane Harvey
Posted at 9:02 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 22:06:04-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Hurricane Harvey was another storm that made landfall in the Coastal Bend nearly three years ago.

Harvey, a major Category 4 hurricane, came ashore on the northern end of San Jose island, about 5 miles east of Rockport.

Many residents are still trying to recover from the storm.

Harvey also caused catastrophic flooding and numerous deaths in the Houston area of southeast Texas.

It is tied with 2005's Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in damage.

Nearly every structure in Port Aransas was damaged, while in Rockport entire blocks were destroyed by eye of the storm.

Harvey left a trail of destruction across the Coastal Bend that hadn't been seen since Hurricane Allen in 1980.