2017 Hurricane Harvey, Houston

Harris County, TX,

City of Houston, TX

Volume >2,000,000 CY debris removed

Personnel 1400+, Equipment 1100+

Hurricane Harvey is tied with Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting at least $125 billion (2017 USD) in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston metropolitan area. It was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year span in which no hurricanes made landfall at such an intensity in the country. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system slowly meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing unprecedented flooding. With peak accumulations of 60.58 in (1,539 mm), Harvey was the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues. KDF was onsite as the hurricane hit and KDF teams assisted in the recovery efforts across multiple counties and cities in Texas. Disaster debris removal, KDF handled 1,130,000 yards for Harris County and 951,000 yards for the City of Houston