Tropical Storm Harvey has become the a historic wet event with 1245mm of rain falling in some parts of Texas, more than their annual rainfall in just a few days.
In perspective Auckland has 1115mm of rain annual and Christchurch around 650mm.
The storm is making second landfall today – on the same day that Katrina made landfall in New Orleans 12 years ago.
There is some good news – the wettest weather is now shifting out of Texas and the low itself will speed up in the days ahead and move away – allowing for airports to open and direct flights from Auckland to Houston to resume in time.
In fact in the past hour we’ve had reports of the sun coming out in Houston – great news!