Jan 15 2023
What time did Hurricane Harvey make landfall?
Hurricane Harvey made landfall about 10 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2017, on San Jose Island, as a Category 4 storm with winds of more than 130 mph.
Hurricane Harvey – The Weather Channel Summary
Hurricane Harvey was the “most significant rainfall event in U.S. history,” according to the National Weather Service. It developed from a tropical wave near the Windward Islands on August 17, 2017, and reached Category 4 intensity before making landfall near Rockport, Texas, on August 25, 2017.
The storm caused catastrophic flooding in Houston and the Texas coast. It left more than 125 people dead, caused damages worth billions of dollars across the region, and impacted some of the nation’s most important oil refineries and reservoirs.
The Weather Channel Coverage
The Weather Channel extensively covered the storm as it developed, made landfall, and impacted the region. The coverage included:
- Extensive mapping and analysis to keep viewers informed of the storm’s progress and potential affect
- Growing network of correspondents from Houston, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, and Galveston to provide live and on-site reporting
- Coverage of surge, storm surge, and coastal warnings for areas in the line of danger
- Detailed reports from the field to provide viewers with as complete a picture of the situation as possible
The Weather Channel also had live streaming coverage throughout the duration of the storm to keep people informed and safe.