As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter the eastern coast of Texas, people are comparing it to Hurricane Katrina, which devastated a large swath of the Gulf Coast in 2005.
After the tweet, the eye of the storm became more fully defined, and was upgraded from a category 3 to a category 4. Katrina started as a category 5 before being downgraded to a 3.
As of Saturday afternoon, Harvey had been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the worst may be yet to come. While the hurricane is already blamed for at least one death, the expected torrential downpours and subsequent flooding are set to create widespread havoc for much of inland Texas over the next several days.
Hurricane Harvey is going to rival Katrina for one of the costliest hurricanes of all-time. I don't think people realize what's happening.— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) August 25, 2017
As Katrina was for the Bush presidency, Harvey may be a defining moment for President Trump. The nation waits to see how he responds, and what kind of toll Harvey takes.