DCAT Logistics Report 8/28 – 9/3 August 28, 2017
North - Weather from New York to Connecticut will be beautiful and mostly sunny for this week. The average temperatures will be in the 70's, but there may be a few partially cloudy days with scattered showers for this week. Massachusetts will also have partially cloudy weather with scattered showers and cooler temperatures in the high 60's to low 70's.
South - Hurricane Harvey struck Houston Texas on Friday flooding streets in the metro area with 28 inches of rain. Airports and major highways in the Dallas area are currently flooded. DCAT's major shipping hub in Houston is currently threatened by the floodwaters. Hundreds of water rescues are underway and people are warning that the worst is yet to come. The National Weather service warned on Sunday that Houston can get as much as 50 inches of rain. Businesses and homes are destroyed, with rising waters reaching the roofs of many buildings. The severity of the storm is being compared to the damage done by Hurricane Katrina. New evacuations are being ordered and levees are being threatened. Surrounding areas are also encouraged to evacuate, and Dallas Texas is now being a mega shelter for evacuees. Nearly 9 million people are currently being threatened by the rising floodwaters.
West - The heatwave in Southern California will persist all week. The dangerous weather pattern with triple digit temperatures is creating an excessive heat warning for the area. The National Weather Service warns of the dangerous situation, and people should stay cool inside.