Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast 4 years ago

PORT ARANSAS, Texas (KXAN) – Wednesday marks the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Harvey near Port Aransas.

The storm made landfall as a Category Four hurricane on August 25, 2017, flooding Houston and all of Harris County with huge amounts of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

According to previous reports, between 25 and 50 inches of rain fell over the Houston area as the storm stalled in southeast Texas. A new historical record of U.S. rainfall was set from a tropical system northeast of Houston, in the Nederland, where a staggering 60.58 inches of rain fell.

KXAN chief meteorologist David Yeomans was in Rockport, Texas, north of Port Aransas, when the hurricane hit the coast. During the storm, at the hotel, our crews ran out of electricity and had to charge batteries in KXAN’s live truck.

Our crews were joined by a group of storm chasers looking to get out of the storm. Yeomans was able to report live when the eye of the storm moved over the city.

“We’re now in the worst winds of category four,” Yeomans explained.

“You could see huge chunks of sheet metal, I mean, hundreds of pounds of sheet metal flying around, circling the parking lot,” he continued to report.

He described the atmosphere as “a real sense of terror.” Yeomans explained that the storm had stalled in the area, putting the area in treacherous conditions for an extended period of time.