Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas as a category 4 hurricane on Friday, August 25, 2017 and bombarded the city of Houston with more than 50 inches of rainfall. Dozens of inches of rain poured on Port Arthur and Beaumont over the following days as the storm churned towards East Texas and Louisiana. Due to the shutdown of oil refineries and chemical plants, damaged roads and ports, and widespread damage to homes, businesses and cars, the economic toll from Hurricane Harvey is estimated to be between $80 to $200 billion. Potentially making this storm the 2
nd costliest natural disaster in US history behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005.