CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Harvey was not just a very strong storm, but also a very long-lasting one.
Here is the timeline for this historic, destructive storm:
- August 13: Harvey develops as a tropical wave west of Africa
- August 17: Harvey became a named tropical storm, continuing westward, but losing strength as it approached Mexico
- August 24: By now, Harvey’s renmants have re-emerged over the Gulf of Mexico, leading to explosive development, becoming a tropical storm again.
- August 25: Harvey becomes a Category 4 hurricane, before making landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Harvey got stuck near and over Texas for days, before pulling over water and making a final landfall in southern Louisiana early Tuesday morning.