Hurricane Harvey's destructive effect equals 2005's Hurricane Katrina as the most costliest tropical cyclone ever. Harvey did $125 billion in damages, mostly due to catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in and around the Houston metropolitan area and in Southeast Texas. Harvey was the first major hurricane[ to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005. This ended the record 12-year "drought" during which there were no hurricanes to make landfall at hurricane strength in the U.S. In just four days more than 40 inches of rain was dumped as Harvey slowly meandered through eastern Texas, causing severe, unprecedented flooding. Peak accumulations were totaled at 60.58 in some areas of Texas, Harvey was determined to be the wettest tropical cyclone ever in the United States. Harvey resulted in floods that literally inundated hundreds of thousands of homes and displaced in excess of 30,000 people. There were over 17,000 rescues necessary due to Harvey and the flooding it caused.
Rotary District 6880 Foundation contributed $2,766 in funds for rescue and support efforts after Harvey.