The oldest storm is Hurricane Hugo, which hit South Carolina in 1989.
The most expensive storm to hit Texas to date, Ike in 2008, caused $31 billion in damage.
Of the 25 most deadly hurricanes in the U.S. since the government began tracking storm fatalities, only Katrina occurred in the past 40 years.
Hurricane Katrina as seen from space before its landfall in 2005.
In terms of the storm itself, Harvey doesn’t make much of an impression in wind speed, the standard way meteorologists evaluate hurricanes.
When the storm first made landfall, it featured winds of up to 130 miles per hour, rendering it just barely a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step scale.