How much water would we have if Harvey hit here?

Hurricane Harvey by the numbers
Posted at 6:16 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 10:00:24-04

Hurricane Harvey has dumped 50 inches of rain in the Houston area in just a few days, and it could drop a total of 25 trillion gallons of rain on Texas.

Here’s what would that mean for the Tri-State: 

That’s enough water to cover Ohio in 32 inches of water, according to Xi Chen of the University of Cincinnati’s geography department.  

Kentucky would be under 35.5 inches and Indiana would be under 39.5 inches, Chen said. 

Each of the five Great Lakes -- Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior -- could rise a foot.

The city of Cincinnati would be under 299.25 inches of water.

First responders and citizens have rescued an estimated 3,500 people who were stranded in the floods.

Cincinnati Fire Department Assistant Chief Tom Lakamp said that amount of rescues is “unbelieveable.”

Lakamp, a member of Ohio Task Force One, is currently deployed in Texas.

“They get there, get the job done and save as many people as possible,” he said.

Hurricane Harvey has displaced approximately 30,000 people -- that’s the population of the entire city of Mason, Ohio.

The amount of people being housed at the Houston Convention Center is equivalent to the population of Reading.

The overall cost of Harvey could top $40 billion, which is 15 times the annual budget for the City of Cincinnati.