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Tropical Storm (SSHS)
Tropical Storm Harvey.jpg
Tropical Storm Harvey nearing landfall
Formed June 23, 2011
Dissipated June 26, 2011
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
60 mph (95 km/h)
Lowest pressure 997 mbar (hPa); 29.44 inHg
Fatalities 24 (2)
Damage $700 million (2011 SCS)
Areas affected Southwest
Part of the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season

Harvey was the 8th named storm of the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season. Harvey's duration was through June 23 and June 26. Harvey was a minimal tropical storm that only affected the country of Southwest with 60 mph winds. Harvey made landfall in Southwest as a tropical storm causing widespread flooding. The main devestating part from Harvey would be its catastrophic flooding.

Meteorological HistoryEdit

Tropical Storm Harvey's Path

Harvey's path

On June 20 an area of low pressure centered about 404 miles northwest of Biolixi City, began to attain tropical characteristics. The area of low pressure began to move south towards Southwest; the National Hurricane Center gave the area of low pressure about an 80% chance of development in the next day or two. On June 23, Tropical Depression Eight had formed and continued to travel south. Later that day Eight quickly intensified into Tropical Storm Harvey; Harvey soon made landfall in Southwest with maximum winds of 60 mph. Harvey then weakened into a tropical depression; Harvey then dissipated on June 26. Harvey caused horrific and devestating floods in that region; totals from Harvey are 700 million simoleons in damage and 24 deaths.

Preparations and ImpactEdit

SouthwestEdit

Southwest prepared tremendously, due to the fact the Southwest hasn't been hit with a tropical cyclone since the 1980's. The country prepared with sandbags, food, water, shelter, and emergency responce teams. When Harvey made landfall, it produced large amounts of heavy rain and gusty winds; after the storm had dissipated, the damage was very noticeable. Roofs hade been blown off and streets were hidden by the horrific flooding. Harvey in all caused 700 million simoleons in damage and killed 24 sims.

See alsoEdit


Tropical cyclones in the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season
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Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
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