The rising water from the heavy rainfall experienced from Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017, submerges cars at an apartment complex in Houston Texas.
Nearly a year’s worth of rain reportedly fell on Houston in a matter of days, and many scientists attribute recent unprecedented rain on climate change.
From USA Today,
Rising global temperatures, caused mostly by the burning of fossil fuels, have coincided with an increase in extreme storms across the United States, according to the federal government’s latest National Climate Assessment, published in 2014.
If global warming gets worse, scientists expect the frequency of once-extreme rainfall events to keep rising — even in regions where overall rainfall could decrease, like the Southwest.