This week: The storm is record-setting in many terrible ways.

24.5 trillion

Gallons of rain that fell on Texas and Louisiana during Hurricane Harvey, according to The Washington Post. that’s enough to fill a cube that’s 2.8 miles on each side.

$190 billion

The cost of the storm’s damage, according to USA Today. That makes it the worst storm to ever hit the country, surpassing Hurricane Katrina’s $120 billion.

$72 million

Corporate donations to the Harvey relief effort, according to CNN. A total of 42 companies donated a million each.


How many people needed some form of help to weather the storm, according to NPR. In total, 50 counties were flooded.

80 percent

Harvey victims who had no flood insurance, according to CNBC. That covers more a million properties.

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