Harvey was second-most expensive US hurricane on record, official report says

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Harvey caused $125bn in damage in year and killed 68 people in year that saw three enormous hurricane-strength storms

It was officially a monster year for deadly US storms in 2017 with Hurricane Harvey the second most expensive hurricane on record and the final costs of Irma and Maria, both human and financial, yet to be added, according to government figures released on Thursday.

Hurricane Harvey was Texas’s most deadly in a century, killing 68, and two locations endured 5ft of rain when the tempest made landfall last August, flooding downtown Houston. All but three of the deaths were from freshwater flooding.

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