Although the eye of Harvey made landfall around 30 miles northeast of the city of Corpus Christi, strong and damaging wind gusts were experienced away from the center of circulation at the Corpus Christi International Airport and in the city as well as other locations. The Corpus Christi International Airport had a 63 mph gust before it went offline.
Much higher wind gusts did occur in the city of Corpus Christi, as the Doppler radar showed velocities of 70 mph or more, just a few hundred feet off the surface. Rockport and Fulton were hardest by the storm as they took a direct hit from Harvey's eyewall. Many structures, residences, and business in and near the Rockport and Fulton area were damaged or destroyed, as roofs were blown off and walls collapsed. Electricity and water services were lost. The city's infrastructure was crippled. You can see more damage photos in the Photos section.
Tens of thousands of South Texas residents and businesses lost power for days, with the hardest hit areas likely losing power for several weeks.
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Although there was a significant number of trees, fences and power poles down or damaged in the Corpus Christi Metropolitan area, structural damage was much more isolated. The storm surge from Harvey brought dramatically increased water and tide levels over the Texas Coast. The highest maximum storm tides were observed at the Aransas Wildlife Refuge, where the storm surge levels were more than 12 feet above ground level. Storm surge in Port Lavaca was also more than 10 feet and at least 6 feet in Port Aransas.
Besides wind and storm surge, hurricanes and tropical storms are notorious for producing torrential rainfall and flash flooding. Unfortunately, Harvey was unique. Instead of moving inland and farther away from the coast, Harvey stalled over South and Southeast Texas for days, producing catastrophic devastating and deadly flash and river flooding. Southeast Texas beared the brunt of the heavy rainfall, with some areas receiving more than 40 inches of rain in less than 48 hours! Cedar Bayou in Houston received a storm total of However, South Texas residents were not spared from this impact from Harvey, as heavy rainfall and flash flooding were observed over the eastern portions of the area.
Several flash flood warnings were issued during the evening and overnight hours of August 25 th and 26 th , as torrential tropical rains impacted the coastal counties of the Coastal Bend, as well as the Victoria Crossroads region. Most of the eastern half of South Texas received 3 or more inches of rainfall, with much lower amounts farther west. As Harvey drifted farther north, the heavier rainfall shifted with it, with 24 hour rainfall amounts ending on Sunday August 27 th of 3 or more inches over much of Victoria County and portions of Calhoun and Aransas Counties.
The heavy rainfall shifted northeast into Southeast Texas on Monday. By then, 15 to 25 inch storm total hour rainfall amounts were observed over much of Aransas and Refugio Counties, as well as portions of San Patricio and Victoria Counties. Rainfall totals for Harvey decreased dramatically farther south and west, with portions of Webb County receiving no rainfall at all!
All of this excessive precipitation resulted in major river flooding over the Guadalupe River and the Garcitas and Coleto Creeks. Near major flooding was observed on the Copano Creek near Refugio, with moderate flooding on the Mission River See the Hydrology Section for the pertinent hydrographs. Other rivers and creeks over the eastern half of South Texas saw rises, but most did not exceed flood stage.
As of this writing, the Guadalupe River at Victoria is expected to crest around If these verify, these will be the second highest crests at these two gauges since records have been kept, with the record stage at Victoria occurring on October 20 th After causing significant damaging winds and floods to South Texas, and causing catastrophic, historical, devastating, and deadly flooding over Southeast Texas, Harvey finally made its final landfall near Cameron, Louisiana during the overnight hours on Wednesday August 30 th.
More heavy rainfall and flooding occurred over the Northern Gulf States on its final landfall. South Texas residents who experienced Harvey will long remember the storm and unfortunately many other residents will take a long time to recover from this historic and unusual tropical system. This resulted in a storm surge of up to 12 feet that affected Port Aransas and western Aransas county. On the east side of Harvey, a storm surge up to A shed and carport were destroyed. The communities of South Texas have made significant strides in recovering from Hurricane Harvey.
The storm devastated many communities throughout the Coastal Bend and into the Victoria area. Below are photos taken days after the storm hit, and comparison photos taken approximately 1 year later, in August As can be seen, the recovery process is ongoing, but progress is being made. Recovery will continue for months - and possibly years - to come, and many families are still suffering today. Residents across the Coastal Bend came together with the help of volunteers from across the state immediately after the storm ravaged the coastline. Countless crews from across the country arrived to help restore power, clear debris and aid in recovery efforts.
Many schools and churches held donation drives across the area and residents were overwhelmed by the support and generosity.meyecontrol-staging.admost.de/five-funny-fantasies.php
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In addition to donating household items and food, South Texans went out in droves to the heavily damaged areas to assist in debris removal. They provided much needed help to those who lost most, if not all, of their homes and possessions. The massive rebuilding effort has not been easy. At times, severe weather across the region hindered the recovery effort in several locations.
On March 28 th , thunderstorms developed and tracked towards the coast, resulting in strong winds and several tornadoes. Homes that had been rebuilt and were nearing completion were heavily damaged yet again. Perpetrators of the Madrid-Barajas Airport bombing. Found guilty of first-degree manslaughter of his wife, Caren Campano, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Convicted on 16 counts of robbery, plus being a felon in possession of a weapon and ammunition.
Convicted on 59 counts of possession of child pornography. Janitor imprisoned for the rape and murder of a coed in Colorado University.
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He proclaimed his innocence until he confessed to the crime in Died in prison in One time featured in the FBI most wanted list. He appealed for a lesser sentence but was denied. Convicted of 10 counts of promoting child pornography and 45 counts of possession of child pornography after creating an online blog that traded child pornography. A registered sex offender, he had previously been convicted in of attempted sexual assault on a 7-year-old child. Perpetrators and instigator Santi Potros of the Hipercor bombing. Sentenced to years in jail for killing and robbing sixteen elderly women in Mexico City , although some believe that she might have over 40 fatal victims.
She beat and strangled her victims using moves that she had learnt as a professional wrestler ring name La Dama del Silencio , "The Lady of Silence". The sentence specifies that she will be paroled in , at age Found guilty on 50 counts of producing child pornography and 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery. Given 99 years each for six counts one of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree rape and three counts of first-degree sodomy , 20 years for felony first-degree theft of property, and 10 more for felony first-degree bail jumping.
Previously sentenced to years for other rapes. Sentenced for shooting at police officers with an AK during a standoff. Perpetrators of the Puerto Hurraco massacre. Died in prison. Convicted of one count of soliciting for sex over the internet, four counts of transmitting child pornography and counts of possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to five years in prison for each of the counts to run consecutively.
United Kingdom. Provisional IRA member specialized in explosives. Released in as per the Good Friday Agreement. Convicted of 13 felony counts including four counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child, and five counts of lewd acts on a child. Marc P O'Leary. Was incorrectly listed in the show as being sentenced to He is up for parole in December Serial killer who abducted prostitutes and hunted them for sport in the forests of Alaska. Died in , aged Serial killer who raped and murdered at least 16 elderly women in Santander, Spain. Murdered by two other inmates in Convicted in San Francisco on two counts of first degree burglary, one count of first degree robbery, one count of attempted robbery, two counts of assault and elder abuse.
Serial killer and rapist known as the Baseline Killer, who was active in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Sentenced to years in prison for the sexual charges alone, and to nine death sentences for his murders. Serial killer who pled guilty to 13 murders in order to avoid the death penalty. Was sentenced to two death penalties the following year for other murders, but they will not be carried out until the earlier sentence is completed. Serial killer known as " The Want-Ad Killer ".
Antonio Sanchez. Former Mayor of Calauan who masterminded the rape and murder of Eileen Sarmenta and the murder of her boyfriend, Allan Gomez. Raped and murdered a mother and her two underage daughters in Anchorage, Alaska. The victims were relatives of Anthoney. Hacker convicted of several charges related to bank and identity fraud. Promised attractive high rates to hundreds of investors but used the money to cover personal expenses instead of investing it.
Perpetrator of the Long Island Rail Road shooting. Francisco de Assis Pereira. Police officer sentenced for his role in abusing women while on patrol duty. Thomas Goodman. Rhode Island man sentenced to years in prison for producing child pornography involving multiple prepubescent children. Sentenced for keeping a woman and 2 girls imprisoned for 5 years. Sentenced for two armed robberies and a brief kidnapping on the same day. Bostic was years-old at the time, and has the longest juvenile sentence in Missouri for non-homicide offences.
Sentenced for his role in the World Trade Center bombing. Copycat of the Zodiac Killer.
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Serial abductor, rapist and torturer of women active in New Mexico for over forty years. Nicknamed the "Toy-Box Killer" after the name he gave to the homemade torture chamber in his mobile home, but he released all the victims that were proven beyond doubt to be his, after erasing their memory of the attacks with drugs. He was also a suspected serial killer with up to 60 victims.
Leader of the secret Counterinsurgence Unit 10, also known as C10 or " Vlakplaas ", which abducted, tortured and murdered hundreds of anti- apartheid activists in the s. Personally found guilty of 89 charges, including six murders. Was granted parole in Raped and impregnated his own granddaughter. He was convicted in of 20 counts of second-degree dangerous crime against children in Arizona for possessing 20 pornographic images of children.
He was sentenced for 10 years for each count, served consecutively. The Arizona Supreme Court upheld his sentence, and the U. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal. The sentence also prohibits probation, parole, pardon or executive clemency. Velupillai Prabhakaran. Sri Lanka. Leader of the Tamil Tigers sentenced in absentia for planning the truck bombing on the Central Bank of Sri Lanka that killed 91 people and injured in Sentenced to life without parole for the murder of a teacher in , when he was 16, along with a year-old accomplice who hanged himself in prison in His sentence was commuted to years in the mids.
Serial killer who dismembered women in New York. Nicknamed "the Torso Killer. Main perpetrators of the Atocha massacre. He was imprisoned for drug trafficking in Bolivia in In he was sentenced in absentia to an additional 3, days in prison in Spain for breaking parole. Convicted of physically abusing her adopted daughter. Puerto Rico. Original sentence for murdering his wife with a machete. His numerous escapes and later murders made his life part of Puerto Rican folklore.
Killed while resisting arrest in Convicted of numerous acts of child sexual abuse, including continuous sexual abuse of one child. Sentenced to 32 years in prison followed by to life. Fernando Silva Sande. GRAPO member convicted of four murders in three trials, including the killing of two security guards during the robbery of an armored car in Vigo in Home invader who raped five women in Pittsburgh between and Admitted defrauding thousands of investors in a Ponzi scheme which had been running since the early s.
Used car salesman charged with over 80 instances of rape, assault, battery, extortion, grand theft, larceny, lewd and lascivious behavior, oral copulation, sexual assault, sexual battery, sodomy, and prison escape. Also committed scams in California, Florida where he was arrested after being featured in America's Most Wanted , Georgia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Serial killer who murdered six people and wounded three in Madrid.
Called "the Deck of Cards Killer" because he would leave a playing card at each scene as his signature. Artist-sculptor who killed three people in the Easter weekend of Died in Perpetrators of the Mutxamel bombing. Leader of the Nuwaubian Nation. Convicted of child molestation and financial crimes. Short order cook convicted of abducting, raping and torturing three children, but believed to have committed many more crimes going back to the s. While searching his home, police found a human boy's bone, an African-American male's hair in a meat grinder, and a handwritten cooking book with cannibalistic recipes such as "little boy pot pie", "french fried kid" and "roasted child".
Vigilante who claims to have killed criminals, including his own father and 43 other prison inmates. Further sentences added his total count to years, but he was released in as he had completed the maximum 30 years in prison allowed under Brazilian law. Joan Vila. Nursing home watchman who poisoned 11 elderly patients between and Member of the Crips convicted of robbery, burglary and grand theft, sentenced under California's three-strikes law. Member of Mara Salvatrucha. March, a year-old mailman in Palma de Mallorca , has occasionally been mentioned sometimes erroneously as "Granados" or "Grandos" as the person sentenced to the longest prison term ever.
He failed to deliver 42, letters, opening 35, of them and stealing their contents for value of 50, euro value. In consequence, March was charged with thousands of counts of fraud, wrongful appropriation of documents one per undelivered letter and theft, resulting in an unprecedented request of , years in prison and a 19 million euro value fine by the prosecutor.