Hurricane Harvey caused what the National Weather Service described as “catastrophic flooding” in Houston and across southeast Texas.
“This event is unprecedented and all impacts are unknown and beyond anything experienced,” the National Weather Service said.
Some downtown areas of Houston were knee-deep in water, and some highways were shut down as a result of flooding from as much as 10 feet of water. In fact, some parts of Houston and just west of the city possibly received a Texas record of 50 inches of rain. Since making initial landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in southeastern Texas, Harvey dumped an estimated total of 20 trillion gallons of rain on the Houston area.
This was truly catastrophic to homes, vehicles and people. And, as the flooding recedes, you might be wondering what this excess and longer-standing water is also doing to your commercial landscape trees and plants.
Here is some insight into what standing water and flooding does to plants and what we can do to help.