Storm speed changes may be causing more rainfall

With Hurricane season in full swing, there’s a new study that has many concerned about the future for areas that are vulnerable to hurricanes.

The new study has shown a slowdown of ten percent in storm speed between 1949 and 2016. Jeff Lindner with the Harris County Flood Control District says that could lead to big problems.

“The slower the storm moves, the greater the amounts of rains,” Lindner stated.

We saw what happened with Harvey, a slow moving storm. Does this study mean there will be more Harveys?

“Anything is possible, but the chances of that Harvey scenario playing out again are very small,” Lindner said.

Adding that up until Harvey that scenario never played out before.

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