Breathtaking views of before and after Hurricane Harvey unleashed its fury on Wharton, Texas as revealed by DigitalGlobe.
On Friday evening, August 25, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast of Texas, just southwest of Houston. The hurricane packed sustained winds in excess of 130 miles per hour, and has since been identified as the largest single rainmaking event in Continental U.S. history, with totals in some areas exceeding 50 inches.
Commercial satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe has captured eye-opening before-and-after imagery documenting the devastating impact the storm had on those areas in its direct path.
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