Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have created unprecedented power outages in the states of Texas and Florida. Hundreds of thousands lost power on Texas’s Gulf Coast from Hurricane Harvey’s impact August 25th – 29th, 2017. Harvey’s price tag in damages could dwarf previous natural US disasters. Here are some of the stats according to The Weather Channel:
- Harvey was a catastrophic flood disaster in southeast Texas.
- Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane with winds of 130 mph near Rockport, Texas.
- Harvey meandered around southern Texas for days as a weakening hurricane and tropical storm.
- As a tropical storm, Harvey dropped 40-52 inches of rainfall in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana.
- All-time continental U.S. tropical cyclone rain records were broken.
- Harvey triggered flash flooding in parts of Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee from Aug. 31-Sept. 1.
Just as crews are tirelessly working to restore the damage done in Texas, Irma hits Florida over the weekend and the race is on to get power back up and running. According to the state’s emergency management division, as of today more than 6.5 million Florida homes and businesses are without power after Hurricane Irma moved through the state which equates to 62 percent of the state’s power customers. Should Diversitec be able to support your efforts of getting back online, contact us here.