Vonte Hulin looks at his phone in the Montagne Center, Aug. 30. The shoes and small bag are all the possessions he owns after his Port Arthur home was flooded. UP photo by Noah Dawlearn

Vonte Hulin looks at his phone in the Montagne Center, Aug. 30. The shoes and small bag are all the possessions he owns after his Port Arthur home was flooded. UP photo by Noah Dawlearn

Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25 in Rockport. Surrounding areas including Woodville, Liberty County, Lumberton, Port Arthur and Lamar University were all affected by severe flooding. The Beaumont-Port Arthur area experienced 47.35 inches of rainfall, Aug. 25-30. Jack Brooks Regional Airport got 26.03 inches on Aug. 29 alone. According to the Weather Channel, this is 25 inches greater than the previous four-day rainfall record set in September of 1980. This is double the previous calendar day rainfall record in Beaumont and Port Arthur that was set 94 years ago, the year Lamar was founded. The total area that got 20 inches of rain or more was larger than the state of West Virginia.

UP photos by Noah Dawlearn, Hannah LeTulle, Tyler Phillips, Shane Proctor, Elisabeth Tatum

Learn more about Lamar University at lamar.edu

Share this article ....Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

Comments are closed.